No party is complete without cocktails. That is, at least not an HonestlyYUM party! So that’s exactly what I have for you today – the perfect cocktail to celebrate Midsummer. When coming up with a recipe, it was important for me to embrace the flavors and ingredients of a traditional Northern European Midsummer celebration. Aquavit instantly came to mind. I’ve been dying to use aquavit in a cocktail ever since chatting with Molly Yeh about her wedding drinks. I used an aquavit that had warm flavors of anise and caraway. Naturally I also mixed in some sherry for nuttiness, and elderflower liqueur for floral and citrus notes. The resulting cocktail is intricate, well-balanced, and oh-so-elegant. Let the celebration begin!
- 1 1/2 oz aquavit
- 3/4 oz manzanilla sherry
- 1/4 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur
- twist of lemon for garnish (optional)
- Add all your ingredients to a mixing glass full of ice, and stir for 30-40 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
(images by HonestlyYUM; styled by Spotted SF)