Scandinavian gin cocktail

Scandinavian gin cocktail
  • Serves icon Serves 1
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This fabulous cocktail recipe is made with Plymouth gin and a Scandinavian spirit called aquavit. Perfect for a cocktail or dinner party.


  • Ice cubes
  • 50ml Plymouth gin
  • 25ml aquavit (see tip)
  • 2 dashes of maraschino liqueur (see tip)
  • 1 fresh dill sprig


  1. 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.

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  1. 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, which also stocks maraschino liqueur


  2. 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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