Herbacious D.

A Nordic Mojito!?

Many cocktail bars do not serve Mojitos. Why? Well, because too many people love it, and too many people like to revert to their comfort zone. So, if a Mojito is on the menu, you make it too easy for the guest to choose and you’ll be picking mint and squeezing limes all night. And worst of all: you won’t challenge the guest’s palate and expand their horizon!

At Ruby however, you can have it. But, you’ll probably be offered their Scandinavian version. So here’s what makes up a Scandinavian mojito:

4 cl OP Andersson aquavit
2 cl Yellow Chartreusse
3 cl lime juice
2 cl sugar
1 dash angostura bitters.
Two stalks of parsley and two stalks of mint

Build in the glass and swizzle like you would do with a traditional mojito. Garnish with dill.

The aquavit raises the entry barrier for most people just enough for it to be ordered on moderate numbers. If you decide to have it though, you’ll be amazed by how well the aquavit works in this herbal mix. Herbacious D. is very complex compared to a traditional mojito – in the absolute best of ways. You will not miss the rum, and the bartender will love you for not ordering it!

Herbacious D. is featured in our free ebook on akvavit along with 14 other unique akvavit cocktails.

Aquavit Cocktails Ebook

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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.