Spruce & Booze

A refreshing cocktail that combines spruce tip and aquavit in a sharp flavor combination that will surely make you zone out into a vivid Nordic forest! Created by: Lilla e.

Spruce & Booze cocktail

What's it like?

  • Addictive
  • Date
  • Medicine

4cl O.P. Klar Aquavit
4cl Ginger ale
2cl Spruce tip vinegar*
tsp simple syrup
Top with soda
Spruce needles

*Spruce tip vinegar:
1000g water
300g distilled vinegar
400g sugar
13g salt
16g star anise
16g fennel seeds
80g spruce tips

Measure all except soda into a chilled glass. Fill with ice, stir briefly and top with soda. Garnish.

*Spruce tip vinegar:
Combine the water, distilled vinegar, sugar, salt, star anise, fennel seeds. Boil for 10 min, strain out the solids spices. You now have the brine. Blend 80g of spruce tips with 240g of brine in a blender until almost completely dissolved. Push the liquid through a cheesecloth or something similar. Tip: save the leftover mass and dry it to make a really cool glass rim for an Aquavit Martini or a Pickle!