November 2022: Acclaimed Oslo-based cocktail bar Himkok announces a new menu that uses Scandinavian produce to evoke memories of Norway’s traditional sweet treats. The guest-forward drinks offering features cocktails each centred around one ingredient, and is often made using in-house components including Aquavits, Gins and distillates made in the bar’s own distillery.
The menu is part of Himkok’s continued mission to showcase Scandinavian ingredients and comprises 13 cocktails that shine a light on Norway’s food and drink culture. These cocktails include Bun, a
richly smooth serve made using a fat-washed Buffalo Trace whisky and Sazerac to recall the taste of Skolebrød, a typical Norwegian pastry; Seabuckthorn, made using locally grown seabuckthorn and
cloudberries as well as the award-winning ice cream, Siddis Gelato, to recreate the flavours of Multekrem, a Norwegian dessert; Honey, made using honey sourced from a local producer, ByBi, angelica root and Himkok’s Gin for the perfect balance of sweetness.
Further local ingredients include Rhubarb Strawberry wine from local winery ANIKONIC, fresh produce from Dagens Farm, herbs from Himkok’s collaboration with local greenhouses and award-winning cheeses from Tingvollost and Voll Ysteri.
The menu’s development was led by Bar Manager Maroš Dzurus and Head of Flavour R&D Paul Aguilar with the Himkok bar team, combining Himkok’s conscious and often exuberant approach to enhance its guest’s cocktail experience. Himkok has also collaborated with multimedia artist and photographer, Olav Stubberud, giving guests the opportunity to scan a picture of a drink on their phone to bring up more details of the ingredients and how it’s made.
When it was founded by Erk Potur in 2015, Himkok established the Scandinavian cocktail bar scene, and under Maros & Paul’s stewardship, the bar continues to push boundaries and innovate. Hidden
behind an unassuming façade in central Oslo the venue unfolds into a veritable warren, featuring its own distillery for making house aquavit, gin and vodka. The heart of Himkok is the first bar that
guests enter in, with a 1930s aesthetic of dark wood, gilded mirrors and low lighting. Continuing through the building is an expansive outside terrace, a cider and cocktail tap system allowing for
speedy service and even a barbershop on the top floor. A regular on the World’s 50 Best Bars list, it recently ranked No.43 in the 2022 awards.
Opened in 2015 by Erk Potur, Himkok is a world-leading cocktail bar, known for establishing Scandinavia’s cocktail culture and being a regular on the World’s 50 Best Bars list (it is currently No.43). Under the stewardship of bar manager Maroš Dzurus, it continues to be a place to discover a variety of Nordic ingredients through exciting drinks, many of them made using in-house produce.
The multi-storey venue is also home to an on-site distillery producing aquavit, gin and vodka, a large outside terrace, an upstairs bar with cocktails on tap for speedy service, and even a barbershop on
the top floor.
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Address; Storgata 27, 0184 Oslo, Norway
Monday to Wednesday 17:00 – 00:00
Thursday – Saturday 17:00 – 03:00
Sunday – Closed