Cocktail suggestions from Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits.
Tom Boland, owner of Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits in White Bear Lake, shares recipes for two cocktails perfect for warming up after a bone-chilling day.
Boland says, “I was inspired by Vikre Distillery’s new Voyageur aquavit, which is aged in cognac barrels for a year. The cognac adds oak and floral notes which combine well with warm apple cider for a Nordic toddy.”
Nordic Toddy (serves 1)
Into your favorite mug, add:
- 4 oz. hot apple cider
- 1 oz. Vikre Voyageur aquavit
- ½ oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
Stir in a teaspoon of honey and garnish with a lemon twist.
Boland also suggests an alternative to the Nordic toddy. “The staff here also had an idea for an aquavit old-fashioned if you feel like hot apple cider is overused. The amaretto takes the place of sugar,” says Boland.
Aquavit Old-Fashioned (serves 1)
- Lowball glass
- 1 ½ oz. Vikre Voyageur aquavit
- ½ oz. amaretto
- 2 dashes Antica Formula sweet vermouth
- 1 orange wedge
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Ice (optional)
In a lowball glass muddle the orange wedge, maraschino cherry and bitters together with the amaretto. Fill glass with ice (if desired.) Top off with the aquavit and stir.
Elevated Beer Wine Spirits
2141 Fourth St., White Bear Lake
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