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Rolling River Spirits AQUAVIT

Rolling River Spirits Happily Ever After


1 ½ oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
¼ to ½ oz. honey syrup*
2 mint leaves

Add Aquavit, honey syrup, 1 mint leaf and ice in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with mint leaf.

*honey syrup; mix equal parts honey and hot water and stir until honey is dissolved, cool before using. Store unused honey syrup in refrigerator in airtight glass jar for up to 1 month.

Rolling River Spirits The Perfect Match


gimlet-pic1 ½ oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
¼ to ½ oz. honey syrup*
1 ¾ oz. mango juice
1 to 2 slices habanero
½ rim sugar and cayenne pepper
Tonic water
2 drops orange bitters

Add Aquavit, honey syrup, mango juice, habanero slices and ice in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into glass ½ rimmed with sugar and cayenne pepper. Add 2 drops orange bitters

*honey syrup; mix equal parts honey and hot water and stir until honey is dissolved, cool before using. Store unused honey syrup in refrigerator in airtight glass jar for up to 1 month.

Swedish 75


1.5 oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
.5 oz. pear simple syrup
.5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1.5 oz. champagne
2-3 dashes Aquavit-Pear bitters

Shake aquavit, pear simple, lemon juice, strain into champagne flute. Add champagne and bitters, garnish with a lemon twist.

Grapes of the Gods


2 oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
10 muddled red grapes
2 mint leaves
.25 – .5 oz. Agave Syrup
Splash of Club Soda

Garnish with red grapes and mint leaves

 

Add ingredients to shaker, shake with ice, strain into glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and grapes.

The Ginger Life


DrinkBlank.jpg1 ½ oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
½ oz. ginger puree*
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Ginger Beer**

In ice filled glass add aquavit, ginger puree, simple syrup,and lemon juice. Stir and top with Ginger Beer, garnish with a mint leaf.

*ginger puree; 2 ½ cups cut up fresh ginger (approximately .6 pounds), 3 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons) and 3 ounces simple syrup then blend in blender or food processor.  If needed, add a little water to process. Strain. Store unused ginger puree in refrigerator in air tight jar for up to 1 month.

** We like Fever Tree Ginger Beer or Cock N Bull Ginger Beer

Aquavit Corpse Reviver


2 oz. Ole Bjørkevoll’s Aquavit
1.25 oz apricot nector
.5 oz apple juice
.25 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice

Add ingredients to shaker, shake with ice, strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Rolling River Spirits Iced Norsk Kaffe (Norwegian Coffee)


1 ½ oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
¾ oz. Rolling River Coffee Spirit
1 ½ oz. cooled coffee
¼ to ½ oz. vanilla simple syrup*
¼ oz. creme de cacao syrup

Pour Aquavit, Coffee Spirit and mixers into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into ice filled lowball glass.

*Vanilla Simple Syrup; heat 1 cup water to boiling, stir in 1 cup sugar until dissolved. Let cool and add 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract. Store unused simple syrup in refrigerator in airtight glass jar for up to 2 weeks.

Rolling River Spirits Ole Fashioned


gimlet-pic2 oz. Rolling River Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
½ oz. honey syrup*
2 dashes Angostura bitters

In mixing glass add spirits and honey syrup. Fill with ice and stir swiftly for 30 seconds. Strain into ice filled old fashioned glass.

*honey syrup; mix 1 part hot water to 1 ½ parts honey, stir until honey is dissolved, cool before using. Store unused honey syrup in refrigerator in airtight glass jar for up to 2 weeks.

This cocktail created by Tyler at Fenrir. www.FenrirPDX.com

Nordic Mule


2 oz. Rolling River Brown Bear Aquavit
3 oz. ginger beer**
Garnish with orange wedge

Fill lowball glass with ice add Brown Bear Aquavit and ginger beer. Garnish with a wedge of orange.

** We like Cock N Bull Ginger Beer or Fever Tree Ginger Beer

Rolling River Spirits Aquavit Manhattan


gimlet-pic2 oz. Rolling River Brown Bear Aquavit
1 oz. Imbue Bittersweet Vermouth
¾ oz. sage leaf reduction

 

Serve on the rocks. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Rolling River Spirits Iced Holiday Cider


1 ½ oz. Rolling River Spirits Bjørkevoll’s Gamle Holiday Aquavit
1 ½ oz. apple cider
¾ oz. cranberry juice
¼ to 1 oz. cinnamon simple syrup – (to taste)
orange rinse or 2 drops orange oleo-saccharum

Rinse glass with orange wedge (squeeze orange wedge into glass then drain), combine Bjørkevoll’s Gamle Holiday Aquavit and other ingredients, shake, strain into glass with ice. Garnish with orange twist. If using orange oleo-saccharum add 2 drops after pouring drink into glass and then garnish with orange twist.

Rolling River Den Gamle Cider


DrinkBlank.jpg1 ½ oz. Rolling River Bjorkevoll’s Gamle Holiday Aquavit
1 ½ oz. hot apple cider
¾ oz. cranberry juice
¼ to 1 oz. cinnamon simple syrup – (to taste)
2 drops orange oleo-saccharum

Add Aquavit, hot cider, cranberry juice and simple syrup to mug, stir and top with orange oleo-saccharum. Garnish with orange twist.

Hot Mama


1.5 oz. Rolling River Gamle Holiday Aquavit
3 oz. Hot Mama Mix*
3-4 oz. hot water
Top with Bjørkevoll’s Holiday Aquavit whipped cream**

Pour aquavit into mug, add mix and water, stir well. Top with whip.

*Hot Mama Mix:
3 sticks butter
16 oz. vanilla ice cream
1 cup powdered sugar
1.5 cups brown sugar

Melt butter and ice cream. Blend all ingredients until smooth.

**Bjørkevoll’s Holiday Aquavit Whipped Cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1-1.5 oz. Holiday aquavit

Whip all ingredients together, add more aquavit if desired.

Rolling River Spirits Raise the Majstang


1 ½ oz. Rolling River Bjørkevoll’s Holiday Aquavit
½ oz. Elderflower liqueur
¾ oz. Dolin Blanc Vermouth

Add spirits in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled coupe glass.

This cocktail created by Tyler at Fenrir.   www.FenrirPDX.com

The Old Hotty


DrinkBlank.jpg1 ½ oz. Rolling River Old Ole Bjørkevoll Aquavit
¾ oz. orange juice
¼ oz. honey simple syrup
¼ oz. ginger simple*
2 cloves, 4 cardamom seeds, 4 small cinnamon chips, muddled
3 oz. hot water

Muddle spices in shaker, add all ingredients except hot water, shake, pour into mug, add hot water, garnish with orange slice.

*ginger simple syrup; Blend in blender or food processor: 2 ½ cups cut up fresh ginger (approximately .6 pounds), 4 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice (2-3 lemons) and 4 ounces honey simple syrup. If needed, add a little water to process. Strain. Store unused ginger puree in refrigerator in air tight jar for up to 1 month.

Norwegian Wassail


Pour 1 ½ oz. Rolling River Bjørkevoll’s Holiday Aquavit into mug and add 5 oz. hot Norwegian Wassail mix (recipe below).
Garnish with small orange slice with one clove.

Norwegian Wassail Mix – Makes about ¾ gallon
10 cups apple cider
3 cups cranberry juice
½ – 1 cup simple syrup (to taste)
2 oranges chopped in big pieces with peel
4 cloves, 6 cinnamon sticks & ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Mix can be made 1-2 days before using, store in refrigerator.

Strain (optional) the Mix into a pan or crock pot and heat to simmering.

Bear Hug Hot Toddy


BearHugHotToddyIMG_4058.jpg2 oz. Rolling River Brown Bear Aquavit
1 oz. orange juice
½ – 1 oz. spiced honey simple syrup*
3 oz. hot water

In mug add Brown Bear Aquavit, spiced honey simple syrup, orange juice and hot water. Stir and garnish with orange slice or orange peel.

*spiced honey simple syrup; Muddle 12 cloves, 24 cardamom seeds (about 1/16 of a teaspoon) and 1 small cinnamon stick(about 2″). In small saucepan add muddled spices and 4 ounces orange juice, Simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool a bit. Stir in 1-2 teaspoons freshly grated or pressed ginger. Let sit for 10 minutes. Strain out spices, then add 3 ounces honey. Makes 6 ounces spiced honey simple, enough for about 6 drinks. Store extra honey simple syrup in a jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.