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Trident Cocktail

Trident Cocktail 1.000

Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post

Feb 17, 2010

There aren't many aquavit cocktails. This one, created by Robert Hess of, is a variation on the classic Negroni. Hess says it's a Negroni with "just slightly obscure ingredients." Besides aquavit, it calls for Cynar, an artichoke-based Italian amaro, and peach bitters, neither of which is really that obscure anymore. For peach bitters, look for Fee Brothers brand, which you can find locally or order on the Web.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce aquavit
  • 1 ounce Cynar
  • 1 ounce dry sherry
  • 2 dashes peach bitters
  • Twist of lemon peel, for garnish


Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice; then add the aquavit, Cynar, sherry and peach bitters and stir vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass and garnish with the lemon peel twist.

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From Robert Hess of

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 140

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 4mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 1g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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