Hamburg Lemonade


1 ¼ oz Gin
¾ oz Apricot brandy
¾ oz Lemon juice
Ginger ale
Handful of pistachios, crushed for glass rim
Garnish: Rosemary sprig


Dip rim of tumbler in lemon juice, then dip in finely crushed pistachios. Combine all ingredients in shaker tin. Shake contents and pour into tumbler full of ice. Fill with ginger ale and garnish with a rosemary sprig.

"The combination of the salty pistachio, the aromatic thyme and the sweetness gives this drink something quite special. This drink should be enjoyed slowly, so you can feel the nutty-roasted aroma and on the other side, the acid-sweet basic character."

Alexander Pilz


Hamburg, Germany

Alexander Pilz has worked in different bars around the world for more than ten years – including working as bar chef on the luxury steamer MS Europa 2 and at the legendary Hotel Atlantic Kempinsky in Hamburg. During his time abroad, he learned a lot about other cultures as well as exotic food.