Thursday, March 8, 2012

Purim Cocktail!

Ok, so maybe my kids didn't get the homemade hamantaschen experience this year, but at least the Man and I got our drink on. This drink (I'll post again below) is delicious! I used orange and ginger marmalade, but I would also try apricot preserves as well.

You can taste the Aquavit and, while the drink is sweet, it isn't too sweet. Deelish. But it needs a name other than the "Ethel". I like the Scandinavian/Jewish nature of it. Just like me and the Man.

1 1/2 oz North Shore Aquavit
¾ Galliano l’authentico
Spoon orange marmalade
¾ lemon juice
¼ oz simple syrup

Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice, shake, and strain into chilled cocktail coupe. Use a vegetable peeler to cut a strip of orange peel, mist cocktail with oil, and place decoratively.


  1. Glad you tried the cocktail out! The beauty of building everything separately is that you can tailor each drink to taste.
    Ethel may not be the most seductive name ;) but it is the name of the lovely copper pot still that created the delicious aquavit at North Shore.
    Happy mixing! Cheers- Charles Joly, The Drawing Room

    1. Charles! Thanks so much for writing in. I didn't mean to rag on the name; I was just looking for something that reflected the make-up of the drink and was also goofy and Jewish. I love the name Ethel for a copper pot and I'm loving aquavit! Must be all that Scandinavian crime fiction I'm reading, but I am constantly looking for more ways to use it.