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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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...."