There aren't many aquavit cocktails. This one, created by Robert Hess of DrinkBoy.com, 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.
- 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.
From Robert Hess of DrinkBoy.com.
Tested by Michael Taylor.
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