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Aquavit Negroni

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I have yet to meet a Negroni riff I didn’t like, and this herbaceous one is no exception. In this Aquavit Negroni, I like to pair aquavit with Lillet Blanc, rather than sweet vermouth, but feel free to try sweet vermouth if that’s what you have on hand! It’s also quite nice but a bit drier using a dry vermouth like Noilly Prat. You could opt for a simple expressed orange twist here, but I find that a juicy slice of pink grapefruit adds a whole new dimension of flavor.

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Aquavit Negroni

Amy Traynor
This riff on the classic Negroni substitutes the Scandinavian spirit aquavit (also known as akvavit) in place of gin for even more herbal flavor.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz aquavit
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Lillet Blanc

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill 3/4 with ice.
  • Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice (or over one large cube).
  • Garnish with a slice of grapefruit (or an orange twist, if you prefer).
Keyword aquavit, classic cocktails, grapefruit, Negroni
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Friday 10th of September 2021

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