A Simple Quandary

1 oz Aquavit, North Shore
1 oz Gin, Uncle Val's Botanical
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Bénédictine
2 ds Orange bitters, Regans' orange bitters
Stir, strain, chilled cocktail glass.
For a less spice driven flavor, use a more traditional Aquavit. Very complex with multiple layers or flavors and aromas.
This recipe lead me to being a finalist for the 2013 Uncle Val's Best Botanical Gin Contest held at the Night Club & Bar Show in Las Vegas. Also just named one of Gaz Regan's 101 Best New Cocktails of 2014.
2011 Kindred Cocktails
From other users
  • Sweet, but the herbal flavors keep it from being too cloying. — ☆☆☆☆
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Kindred Cocktails's picture

Congratulations, Scott, on

Congratulations, Scott, on Gaz's 101 Best New Cocktails 2014. I just got the newsletter from Gaz, read the recipe, and thought, "Hey, that sounds familiar...."

sjdiaz21's picture

Thanks very much, it was neat

Thanks very much, it was neat to be added a second time in 2 years.  I recommend trying this with other more "traditional" aquavit as well.  Cheers!