The holidays have got us dashing through the snow - no sleigh needed. Today we unwrap the 12 Days of Aquavit, quite literally, 12 days of Aquavit recipes, guaranteed to make your spirits bright.
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THE FIRST DAY OF AQUAVIT
Combine 1 ½ oz Øvrevann Aquavit, 1 oz St. Germain, & 3 oz blood orange juice. Top with a splash of soda water and strain into a glass over ice (unless it is realllyyy cold out)
THE SECOND DAY OF AQUAVIT
Add a shot of Voyageur Aquavit or Øvrevann Aquavit to a mug of strong coffee. Add brown sugar to taste and top with cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
THE THIRD DAY OF AQUAVIT
In a pint glass, combine 2 oz Voyageur Aquavit, 1 oz sweet vermouth, and 2 dashes Angostura Bitters. Add ice, stir, and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry!
THE FOURTH DAY OF AQUAVIT
Add 1 1/2 oz Voyageur, ¾ oz Lillet, ¾ Cointreau, & ¾ oz lime to your shaker. shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a coupe.
THE FIFTH DAY OF AQUAVIT
Make a grapefruit-sage syrup by stirring together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, and a small handful of sage leaves until the sugar dissolves. Allow to infuse in the refrigerator overnight. Then, stir together 3/4 oz. of the grapefruit-sage syrup, 1 1/4 oz. Øvrevann Aquavit, and a squeeze of lime in a tall glass. Add ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a sage leaf.
THE SIXTH DAY OF AQUAVIT
Aquavit Old Fashioned
Stir together 2 oz Voyageur Aquavit, 1 tsp maple syrup, 3 dashes of grapefruit bitters. Serve on the rocks.
THE Seventh DAY OF AQUAVIT
AQUAVIT hot chocolate
Add one shot of Voyageur Aquavit or Øvrevann Aquavit to your cup of cocoa. Top with lots of whipped cream, AKA the best food group.
THE EIGHTH DAY OF AQUAVIT
Add 1 oz Øvrevann Aquavit, ¾ oz Ginger Liqueur (try Domaine de Canton), ½ oz lime juice, shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a flute glass, top with brut (dry) champagne.
THE ninth DAY OF AQUAVIT
aquavit bobby burns
In a pint glass, combine 2 oz Voyageur Aquavit, ¾ oz sweet vermouth, and ½ oz Bénédictine. Add ice, stir, and strain into a coupe glass.
THE tenth DAY OF AQUAVIT
Combine 1 ½ oz Øvrevann Aquavit, 1 oz lingonberry juice (sub cranberry juice), 1 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau), ½ oz lemon juice. Shake with ice for 20 seconds and strain into coupe glass.
THE eleventh DAY OF AQUAVIT
Put 1 ½ oz Øvrevann Aquavit, 1 Tbsp fresh lime, and 1 Tbsp maple syrup in your favorite mug. Top with hot water and stir until the maple syrup is dissolved. For an added twist, toss a few dried cranberries into your drink. Definitely eat them at the end.
THE TWELFTH DAY OF AQUAVIT
traditional drink option
Sip ice cold aquavit straight, accompanied by a beer (preferably a pilsner). protip: Chill your bottle of aquavit by leaving it in the snow.