Brennivín, Iceland’s signature spirit, is often enjoyed as a cold shot or tasty cocktail – and it’s now shipping to select states throughout the U.S.! If you’re looking to mix up new, unique cocktails while you’re at home, head online to Duke’s Liquor Box and check out if you can get Brennivín Aquavit, Brennivín Rugbraud Aquavit and Opal Icelandic Liqueur shipped to you. Then, bring the taste of Iceland right to your home by experimenting with these special cocktail recipes below.
The Crystalline Collins
- 1.5 oz Brennivín aquavit
- 0.25 oz Giffard Vanille de Madagascar (vanilla liqueur)
- 1 oz fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 oz J.M. Sirop de Canne (cane syrup)
Begin by combining the J.M. Sirop de Canne, Giffard Vanille de Madagascar, Brennivín, and fresh lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Shake well, strain, and serve over ice in a Collins highball glass. Top it all off with soda water and a lemon twist to make the final product even more refreshing!
Puff The Magic Dragon (Teitur Ridderman Schioth – Deplar Farm, Pablo Disco Bar RVK)
- Brennivín 1.7 oz
- Heavy cream 1.5 oz
- Strawberry syrup 3/4 oz
- Lemon juice 1/3 oz
- Branca Menta 1 barspoon
Shake and double strain into a rocks glass. Top with Count Chocula garnish with a small teaspoon
Odinn (Tóta – Tapasbarinn RVK )
- Brennivín 1.5oz
- Crowberry liqueur (Available from Duke’s Liquor Box) 1 oz
- Lime juice 1 oz
- Simple syrup 1 oz
Shake and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with Arctic Thyme springs, or regular Thyme if unavailable.
Did you know? The 2019 Pacific Northwest Region Brennivin Cocktail Champion, Madison Leiren, designed an Icelandic flag mask for personal use – you can purchase your own here.
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