Thursday, February 25, 2010

Aquavit Old-Fashioned

I enjoy aquavit and like exploring its range. Tonight, the bottle I happen to have around the house is Linie from Norway. It travels by ship around the globe, past the Equator (the Linie) to Australia, and back to Norway. The flavor is soft, elegant and well-suited to shots (snaps). I’ve tried it in a few cocktails and find that its mildness is easily overpowered, but this Old-Fashioned lets the spirits come through.

2 oz Linie aquavit
1/2 tsp sugar, dissolved in a small splash of hot water
2 dashes Regans’ orange bitters
lemon peel

Muddle the sugar, water, lemon peel and bitters together. Add an ice cube or two and spirits.

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