Remember the Lolland from Brønnum cocktail bar in Copenhagen

Remember the Lolland

A throwback Thursday manhattan

This is an aquavit riff on the classic manhattan twist “Remember the Maine” designed for Brønnum cocktail bar by Paul Graham.

In this case a tasty Nordic cherry liqueur from Lolland redirects the memories to southern Denmark.

Remember the Lolland from Brønnum cocktail bar in Copenhagen4cl Norguld Akvavit
2cl Cocchi de Torino Vermouth
1cl Nordic Cherry Liqueur
2.5ml Henri Bardouin Pastis

Stir all ingredients with ice and serve in a coupette glass. Garnish with a lemon peel “and discard”.

Aalborg Nordguld Akvavit stands up to the heavy flavors of the cherry liqueur and the sweet vermouth, which makes this a rich and full version of the classic sweet manhattan.

The menu at Brønnum usually offers a range of interesting aquavit based cocktails which let locals and visitors alike explore the Scandinavian spirit in modern servings. Other examples include Memories of Aalborg and the Brønnum Bloody Mary.

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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.