Northern Monarch

While unsuccessfully attempting to create "a better mojito," Philip Duff came up with this aquavit-based summer-afternoon drink.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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Ingredients

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces aquavit
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce elderflower syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish
  • 5 mint leaves, smacked, plus 1 mint leaf for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the garnishes and shake well. <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#doublestraining">Double strain</a> into a chilled martini glass. Pinch the orange twist over the drink, rub it around the <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#rimmingaglass">rim</a> of the glass, then drop it into the drink. Garnish with the remaining mint leaf.

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