We're IT akvavit cocktail

We’re It

For the gentleman

Here’s a nutty, sweet and slightly bitter manhattan style cocktail made by Carl Wrangel from the Barking Dog with the Danish micro distilled VI.ER Akvavit.

A clear unaged caraway forward aquavit like VI.ER stands up well against a savory sweet vermouth and some spiced bitters.

We're IT akvavit cocktail30ml VI.ER Akvavit*
30ml Cocchi Vermouth de Torino
1dash Regans Orange bitter
1dash Angostura Bitter

Stir with ice and strain into a stemmed glass. Spray a lemon zest on top and give a quick stir with zest, and discard the zest.

We’re It is an elegant full bodied cocktail for the gentleman.

*The ingredients for VI.ER are handpicked by the same people who pick the herbs, roots and spices for NOMA and Geranium, and the alcohol is distilled at Nordisk Brænderi, a small micro distillery in Northern Jutland. VI.ER’s ambition is to have a line of aquavit representing at each Scandinavian country with different ingredients and different artwork.

If you are intrigued by the use of aquavit in cocktails download our free ebook on aquavit cocktails to explore further.

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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.