The Danish Fly

“Finding out that banana molecules are almost identical to those in caraway prompted this flavor exploration,” New Orleans bartender Nick Detrich says. Here, he combines caraway-flavored aquavit with banana liquer for an unusual yet satisfying drink.

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Recipe from Food & Wine Cocktails 2015
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  • Servings: Makes 1

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  • 1 ounce aquavit, preferably Krogstad
  • 1 ounce banana liqueur, preferably Giffard Banane du Brésil
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine, preferably homemade
  • Ice cubes, plus cracked ice or pebble ice (slightly larger and more rounded than crushed ice) for serving
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the aquavit, banana liqueur, lemon juice and grenadine. Fill the shaker with ice cubes, shake well and fine-strain into a chilled pilsner filled with cracked or pebble ice. Pinch the lemon twist over the drink and add to the glass.

Photo © Lucas Allen

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