Great Northern Feat. Dampfwerk Aquavit

Great Northern- Jessica Gonzalez, 2011

Great Northern- Jessica Gonzalez, 2011

Aquavit, or as we like to call it, Kümmel (German translation), is often overlooked in a cocktail setting, due to its robust flavor. For some, caraway, or even dill, can be off-putting. We are here to tell you that it is 2019 and everyone should have a nice bottle of Kümmel in their freezer. Think of this cocktail as training wheels; it has some nice acidity, sweetness, and spunk to differentiate it from other classic cocktails. Check your cabinet, you should have most of these ingredients, especially if you store your lemons there ;)


2 oz Dampfwerk Aquavit

3/4 oz Lillet Blanc

1/2 Cointreau (fancy triple sec)

3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice

1/2 oz Honey syrup (or simple syrup)


Shake all ingredients on ice, and serve in a cocktail glass. If you are looking for something more refreshing and looking for added dilution to reduce the caraway presence… Short shake on ice and pour over crushed ice in a cocktail glass.

Bridgit Loeffelholz