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Aquavit Buck

Aquavit Buck
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Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

Zachary Faden, the head bartender at Brasserie Liberté in Washington, D.C, calls Grand Marnier and carrots a “wonderful and uncommon pairing.” Here, they’re used in a fun riff on the classic buck. “The Grand Marnier marries with the ginger and accentuates the herbaceous aquavit,” he says.


This recipe originally appeared as part of “What the #$@! Do I Do with This? Grand Marnier: What It Is and How to Use It.”

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces aquavit
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/8 ounce ginger syrup*
  • 3/8 ounce carrot cordial**
  • Soda, to top
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and shake.

  2. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice.

  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

*Ginger syrup: Juice ginger (freshly peeled) using a masticating juicer. For every 3 parts ginger juice, add 2 parts sugar by weight and whisk vigorously until homogenous. Store syrup in refrigerator for up to a week.
**Carrot cordial: Juice fresh carrots using a masticating juicer. Add an equal amount of sugar by weight and whisk vigorously until homogenous. Fortify with 2 parts Grand Marnier by weight. Store cordial in refrigerator for up to a week.