1 oz Tequila
1 oz Aquavit
1 oz Averna
1 twst Orange peel (as garnish)
Instructions

Stir with ice. Strain into chilled coupe. Orange zest.

Notes

Tromba Tequila Blanco, Aaborg Aquavit.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Sandy De Almeida, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
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  • The xocolatl bitters mentioned in the comments did elevate this. — ★★★
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Comments

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This "Raging Bull" does not rage; it goes down oh so smoothly. By itself, Aquavit does not have a pleasant taste, but I knew from experience, tastes can be decieving. I used three top shelf ingredients (plus a surprise ingredient) to make this drink. Cabo Wabo anejo tequila, Linie Aquavit, and Averna, plus the orange zest made up the libation. It was great, with no one ingredient overwhelming the others. It went down very easily and smoothly.

But, on a hunch I added one other ingredient (my surprise ingredient). I added a dash of Bittermens Xocolatl Mole, which added subtle smoothness and depth. There was no chocolate overtone, but an additional dash would probably give it. With or without the bitters, I found this to be a great drink, and one I rated 4.5. Drink up, but drive responsibly. </p>


I took the Averna down to 3/4oz and bumped the aquavit to 1.5oz. Less sweet and a little more caraway forward.