1 1⁄2 oz Aquavit
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice
1⁄4 oz Grenadine
1⁄2 t Sugar
1 sli Orange (as garnish)

Shake, strain, up, garnish.


I can't found a single definitive or earliest source for this drink, widely claimed to originate in the 1800s, but here's a recipe from a source I mostly trust. Many recipes call for less or more sugar and juices; follow your bliss.

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  • Wow! — ★★★★★
  • Used unrefined Demerara sugar. Might cut back a bit to let the Aquavit come more forward. — ★★★★
  • Wonderful! — ★★★★★
  • Tried with both Linie and BrennivĂ­n (do the former). With homemade grenadine, this is a 5. With the fake stuff, it's barely a 4. — ★★★★★
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laerm commented on 5/11/2017:

Light and simple. I used some vanilla superfine for the sugar. Not bad.