In Sweden, home cooks make aquavit by infusing a clear spirit distilled from grain or potatoes with an infinite variety of spices, herbs, and other flavorful botanicals. Restaurant Aquavit in New York City makes their signature aquavit with white cranberry and caraway. Its fruity, faintly herbal flavor makes a wonderful accent to sweet cocktails like this refreshing take on a Cosmopolitan.
- 2 1⁄2 oz. white cranberry-infused aquavit, such as AQNY
- 1 oz. orange liqueur
- 1 oz. white cranberry juice
- 1⁄2 oz. lemon juice
- 1⁄2 oz. lime juice
- 3 red cranberries, for garnish
Combine aquavit, orange liqueur, and juices in a cocktail shaker filled with ice; shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with cranberries.