THE TRADITION

A TIME HONORED DRINK THAT OPENS NEW DOORS

Aquavit holds high status among the deep-rooted culinary customs of Scandinavia and has remained throughout history one of few spirits in the world traditionally served DURING meals. It’s equally enjoyable as an aperitif, palate cleanser between courses, or digestif, as the refreshing spice notes and botanicals make a fantastic accompaniment to a myriad of cuisines.

With glasses routinely raised during times of celebration, a drink of ICE COLD Aquavit in ONE GO is a long-standing tradition we hold dear and continue to honor.

However, when first enjoying our modern flavors and aromas we suggest you take time to taste at room temperature, as we do before we bottle it. It’s then you’ll discover the signature subtleties and rich character that set us apart as a smooth sipping spirit and exceptional foundation for the simplest of mixed drinks to the most elaborate of cocktails.

OUR APPROACH MAY BE DIFFERENT, BUT THE OUTCOME IS TIMELESS.

TASTING NOTES

A CARAWAY FORWARD SPIRIT

Pronounced caraway spice says classic all the way through. After that a break from tradition begins with loads of bright citrus notes and “amped up” botanical elements to create an enticing blend of fresh fruit aromas, herbal undertones, and sweet floral subtleties. The flavor is balanced and complex. The finish is long and refreshing.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • CARAWAY – Cooling spice, Spearmint
  • CLEMENTINE AND CORIANDER – Bright and fresh citrus
  • ANGELICA, ORRIS, JUNIPER – Floral top-notes and earthy undertones
  • CLARY SAGE, STAGHORN SUMAC – Fresh pear/tropical fruit aroma
  • DILL, ANISE – Warm and sweet herbal subtleties

SUGGESTED SERVES

NORDEN AQUAVIT is best in the company of friends. Try it neat, chilled, as a simple mixer or in the cocktail or your choice. It’s a welcomed substitute for gin or vodka in most recipes and the perfect base for entirely new concoctions.

READY TO TRY SOMETHING NEW?

Here are some of our favorites

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

NORDIC MULE

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Elderflower Cordial
  • 3-4 oz Ginger Beer

Method:Combine all ingredients in a copper mug filled with plenty of crushed ice. Stir lightly and garnish with 2 slices of cucumber and a sprig if fresh dill.

NORDIC MULE

NORDEN COCKTAIL

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Orgeat
  • .25 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 2 dashes (20-30 drops) Peychaud’s Bitters
  • Garnish: Expressed Lemon Peel and Sage

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker (saving lemon peel and sage) with plenty of ice. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Express oil from lemon peel over drink and discard. Float sage leaf on top.

NORDEN COCKTAIL

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

Classic, smooth, and delicately balanced. This is the way it’s been done for over 500 years.

Method:Straight from the freezer, lightly chilled, or room temperature, choose your favorite glass and pour, sip, repeat.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

Sometimes a little ice is nice! As it melts the dilution will open up an entirely new experience. Garnish with citrus peels or fresh herbs for even more dimension.

Method:Pour one measure of NORDEN AQUAVIT® over ice and garnish appropriately. Fresh and clean ice is best.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • Squeeze of Lime
  • Cucumber and Dill (Optional)
  • Premium Tonic Water (We prefer Fever Tree Light Mediterranean)

Method:Build all liquid ingredients into Collins or wine glass, stir and garnish with sliced cucumber and dill frond.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

LAVENDER NEGRONI

  • 1 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • 1 oz Aperol Aperitivo
  • 1 oz Cocchi Dopo Teatro (Vermouth)
  • 1 Dash Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters

Method:Stir all ingredients into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon peel and lavender sprig.

LAVENDER NEGRONI

MINT GIMLET

RECIPE

NORDIC MULE

RECIPE

NORDEN COCKTAIL

RECIPE

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

RECIPE

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

RECIPE

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

RECIPE

LAVENDER NEGRONI

RECIPE

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MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

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MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

NORDIC MULE

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Elderflower Cordial
  • 3-4 oz Ginger Beer

Method:Combine all ingredients in a copper mug filled with plenty of crushed ice. Stir lightly and garnish with 2 slices of cucumber and a sprig if fresh dill.

NORDIC MULE

NORDEN COCKTAIL

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Orgeat
  • .25 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 2 dashes (20-30 drops) Peychaud's Bitters
  • Garnish: Expressed Lemon Peel and Sage

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker (saving lemon peel and sage) with plenty of ice. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Express oil from lemon peel over drink and discard. Float sage leaf on top.

NORDEN COCKTAIL

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

Classic, smooth, and delicately balanced. This is the way it’s been done for over 500 years.

Method:Straight from the freezer, lightly chilled, or room temperature, choose your favorite glass and pour, sip, repeat.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

Sometimes a little ice is nice! As it melts the dilution will open up an entirely new experience. Garnish with citrus peels or fresh herbs for even more dimension.

Method:Pour one measure of NORDEN AQUAVIT® over ice and garnish appropriately. Fresh and clean ice is best.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • Squeeze of Lime
  • Cucumber and Dill (Optional)
  • Premium Tonic Water (We prefer Fever Tree Light Mediterranean)

Method:Build all liquid ingredients into Collins or wine glass, stir and garnish with sliced cucumber and dill frond.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

LAVENDER NEGRONI

  • 1 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • 1 oz Aperol Aperitivo
  • 1 oz Cocchi Dopo Teatro (Vermouth)
  • 1 dash Scrappy's Lavender Bitters

Method:Stir all ingredients into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon peel and lavender sprig.

MINT GIMLET

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Mint Leaf

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker with plenty of ice. Shake hard 10-15 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh mint.

MINT GIMLET

NORDIC MULE

  • 2 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Elderflower Cordial
  • 3-4 oz Ginger Beer

Method:Combine all ingredients in a copper mug filled with plenty of crushed ice. Stir lightly and garnish with 2 slices of cucumber and a sprig if fresh dill.

NORDIC MULE

NORDEN COCKTAIL

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 oz Orgeat
  • .25 oz Luxardo Maraschino
  • 2 dashes (20-30 drops) Peychaud's Bitters
  • Garnish: Expressed Lemon Peel and Sage

Method:Combine all ingredients into shaker (saving lemon peel and sage) with plenty of ice. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds and strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Express oil from lemon peel over drink and discard. Float sage leaf on top.

NORDEN COCKTAIL

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

Classic, smooth, and delicately balanced. This is the way it’s been done for over 500 years.

Method:Straight from the freezer, lightly chilled, or room temperature, choose your favorite glass and pour, sip, repeat.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® NEAT

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

Sometimes a little ice is nice! As it melts the dilution will open up an entirely new experience. Garnish with citrus peels or fresh herbs for even more dimension.

Method:Pour one measure of NORDEN AQUAVIT® over ice and garnish appropriately. Fresh and clean ice is best.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® ON THE ROCKS

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

  • 1.5 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • Squeeze of Lime
  • Cucumber and Dill (Optional)
  • Premium Tonic Water (We prefer Fever Tree Light Mediterranean)

Method:Build all liquid ingredients into Collins or wine glass, stir and garnish with sliced cucumber and dill frond.

NORDEN AQUAVIT® AND TONIC

LAVENDER NEGRONI

  • 1 oz NORDEN AQUAVIT®
  • 1 oz Aperol Aperitivo
  • 1 oz Cocchi Dopo Teatro (Vermouth)
  • 1 dash Scrappy's Lavender Bitters

Method:Stir all ingredients into rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon peel and lavender sprig.