Trade Root (low ABV cocktail)

Trade Root

Low on alcohol but potent in flavor

Ginger and cucumber seem to be meant for mixing with aquavit. Ginger is said to have originated in the Indian subcontinent. It was exported to Europe in the first century AD as a result of the lucrative spice trade.

If you don’t feel like pumping too much alcohol in your system but enjoy the flavors of aquavit; “½ Aalborg” is the perfect solution. It’s half a traditional Aalborg Taffel aquavit in terms of alcohol and flavor intensity. With the support of some caraway infused honey you have a refreshing concoction potent in flavor.

Trade Root (low ABV cocktail)5 cl ½ Aalborg
3 cl lime
3 cl caraway infused acacia honey*
5 slices of cucumber
Freshly ground ginger

Muddle the cucumber and ginger. Shake all ingredients, serve over ice in a tumbler glass and garnish with a cucumber peel. For an alcohol free version exchange the ½ Aalborg with ginger beer.

*Mix the honey 2:1 with sugar syrup infused with caraway seeds.


Trade Root is featured in our free e-booklet with 9 delicious and easy to make aquavit cocktails that can be downloaded here.

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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.