Aquavit Alexander from Gilt cocktail bar in Copenhagen

Aquavit Alexander

Lean indulgence

Dill, cacao and oat milk… Yep – that’s what goes into this handsome post-supper sipper from GILT.

Aquavit Alexander from Gilt cocktail bar in CopenhagenIf you enjoy an opaque cocktail every now and then you probably already sampled several Alexanders, but even if ‘creamy’ is not your usual leaning, trying this Aquavit Alexander should definitely  be on your to-do list.

It rocks the creamy feel that works so well in a classic Alexander but without being overly heavy thanks to the dill adding a herbal colourfulness, the salt breaking up the sweetness, and the oat milk substituting for the traditionally intense full cream.

40ml Argentum dill aquavit (or dill infused OP Andersen aquavit)
30ml oat milk
20ml white creme de cacao
Smokey salt
Shaken with ice and served up in a cocktail glass. Garnished with a dill flower.
A classic Brandy Alexander consists of cream, creme de cacao and brandy. The dill and caraway in the Aquavit Alexander provides a more intriguing flavor spectrum compared to the classic version, which can tend to be slightly one-tracked.
Wrapped in cacao and oat milk, the dill aquavit is much more approachable for people who would otherwise only drink it for Christmas or Easter.
If you like the funky mix of dill and cacao you might also enjoy “Grøn & Hvid” from Lidkoeb.
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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.