1 3⁄4 oz Aquavit (North Shore)
3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Demerara syrup (2:1)
1 twst Orange peel (Garnish)

Shake, strain, chilled coupe, garnish.

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Created by
Benjamin Schiller, Boka, Chicago
Is an
authentic recipe

The American Cocktail, by the Editors of Imbibe Magazine

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  • Reduce sweetness — ★★★★★
  • What a pleasant drink. I agree with others that the simple should be reduced. — ★★★★
  • A little too sweet. Next time will cut the simple syrup in half. — ★★★★
  • The ginger and aquavit are nice together. Used grapefruit twist by necessity and liked it. Friend called it "perfumey." — ★★★★
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I think this is an extraordinarily good cocktail.  Very well balanced, rich and complex.  The ginger and the hint of caraway from the Aquavit are a perfect fit.  I made mine with Aarbrog Taffel...so may have more (or less) caraway than the North Shore...??  Lovely drink in any case.