Scandinavian gin cocktail
- December 2013
- Ice cubes
- 50ml Plymouth gin
- 25ml aquavit (see tip)
- 2 dashes of maraschino liqueur (see tip)
- 1 fresh dill sprig
- Put a champagne coupe in the freezer. Fill a cocktail shaker two thirds full with ice. Pour in the gin, aquavit and liqueur, then shake well. Strain into the chilled glass, garnish with dill and serve.
Aquavit (or akvavit), the Scandinavian spirit, is typically flavoured with dill or caraway seeds and often aged in oak casks. It’s a traditional part of any Scandinavian feast and is available to buy from specialist off licences or online retailers such as thedrinkshop.com, which also stocks maraschino liqueur
You can increase the quantities here as required to make more cocktails. Pour all the alcohol into a large jug filled with ice cubes and stir until chilled and combined, then strain into chilled glasses to serve.
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