Diamonds on My Windshield

1 12 oz Aquavit, Aalborg
1 oz Dry vermouth
12 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
1 spg Thyme
Stir/Strain/Up. Twist lemon zest over top and discard. Garnish with sprig of fresh thyme.
From other users
  • Though not low-proof, this had a lightness to it. Would probably be better with a more interesting aquavit than I used. — ☆☆☆
  • "Herbaceous without being medicinal" is exactly right. (Finally something with the aquavit that I'll happily make again!) — ☆☆☆☆
  • Very elegant. Herbaceous without being medicinal. Definitely adding to our roster. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • I concur with all the comments above, never would've expected the St Germain to marry so well with the aquavit; the best aquavit cocktail I've come across so far. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Very classy. Use the best/most interesting Aquavit on the shelf. I used Løiten Linie and was very happy. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Herbal and refreshing. Used Linie aquavit. Really enjoyed this one. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Just sprayed lemon juice in the glass. — ☆☆☆☆
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I like the thyme visually but

I like the thyme visually but I think the cocktail is even better with the lemon oils on the edge of the glass and the lemon twist dunked in.  Great taste. Aquavit rising to a position of prominence in my own personal cocktail cosmos. (it must be that it tastes so much like Swedish limpa.)