North Wild Kitchen - Aquavit Cocktail
As previously featured on Nordique, Nevada Berg runs the beautiful site North Wild Kitchen, focusing on Norwegian local food recipes and stories. She lives with her family in the beautiful Norwegian mountains, in the centre of the country. You can see our full story here. This week she is sharing with us the story and recipe behind her fabulous Nordic Aquavit Cocktail!
Nevada: "This is a simple and refreshing cocktail that can easily be made year-round, but especially during the months when oranges are more prevalently available. With a lot of oranges comes a lot of peels, and syrups are a great way to use up peels that might normally be tossed in the bin. In this recipe, the orange syrup is made of leftover peels that can then be dried and turned into candied peels to be used for a variety of different dishes."
"I typically use a local aquavit called Fjellvitt Akevitt 'white mountain aquavit' that has a rich characteristic of caraway and other spices, and just a hint of sherry. The orange adds a nice sweetness and the juniper berries offer a subtle earthiness. To me, this drink captures the essence of the hytte 'Cabin' lifestyle and can easily be made indoors or outdoors. I especially find this to be a great drink to serve right after a good, long trek in the brisk mountain air. If snow and ice are still gracing the landscape, then pack your bag with some empty cups, a flask, a small jar of the syrup, and instead of ice cubes, use what nature readily provides."
Find out the full recipe here.