Thyme in a Bottle

Thyme in a Bottle

  • 1.5 oz. Akvavit (Aalborg Taffel)
  • 0.5 oz. Thym liqueur
  • 0.5 oz. Kina L’Aero D’Or (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. Creme de menthe (Tempus Fugit)
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into coupe. Spritz with absinthe.

I don’t make enough with akvavit (or aquavit), and I really should try more. Think gin with caraway in place of juniper (way oversimplification). So here was one recent attempt, playing with the combination of the thyme flavored liqueur. I needed the lemon for acid, and against this had to bolster the sweet, so I reached for the creme de menthe as I felt this was a nice combination with the lemon and thyme that didn’t detract from the herbaceousness of the akvavit. Finally for a bitter component I added the Kina which rounded things nicely.

The name was pretty immediate (a rarity), coming from the Jim Croce song. I know the first thing I want to do. Drink this.

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