Scandinavian Spring

scandinavian

1 1/2 oz aquavit (Krogstad Festlig)
1/2 oz Maurin Quina
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz honey-lavender syrup*
lemon peel, for garnish

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

*Honey-lavender syrup:

1 cup honey
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup lavender flowers

Combine all ingredients and let steep until cool. Strain and bottle.

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Lazy Bear

Lazy Bear 008

3/4 oz Smith and Cross rum
3/4 oz rye whiskey
3/4 oz honey syrup (1:1 honey and water)
3/4 oz lime juice
2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

If the Fee’s bitters are unavailable, a good substitute is three dashes of spiced bitters, made by combining equal parts Angostura bitters and allspice dram.

I created this cocktail for the wedding of my friends David and Jeanette, who run the underground restaurant Lazy Bear in San Francisco.

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