Pink Slipper- 1.5 oz @HouseSpirits Aquavit, .75 oz lemon juice, .5 oz orange liqueur, dash Peychaud’s bitters, lemon zest

15 Dec

1.5 oz. Aquavit (Krogstad)
.75 oz. lemon juice
.5 oz. orange liqueur (Patron Citronge)
Dash Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon zest

Shake over ice. Double-strain into chilled cocktail glass. Express lemon oils over cocktail and garnish.

This is a Pegu Club style cocktail, where the gin is swapped for aquavit, the lime for lemon, and the Angostura for Peychaud’s. While clearly an entirely different flavor profile, those who enjoy sour cocktails, caraway, and star anise may just find a new favorite. It has taken me awhile to open up to Aquavit, but each subsequent drink results in a greater fondness, and craving for the spirit. This Portland offering from House Spirits has provided many local bartenders with a excellent (relatively) new spirit to create their own signature cocktails, examples of which can be found here, as well as places where you can drink them in PDX if you aren’t the DIY type, though it may be safe to say that’s most likely a contradiction in terms!

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