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This cocktail by Alex Negranza, the bar manager at Houston’s Better Luck Tomorrow, pulls from the already-savory green caraway and dill notes of aquavit, accenting them with sorrel, lime, orgeat syrup and egg white for a frothy finish.

This recipe originally appeared as part of 11 Hottest Cocktails to Drink in Bars Now: July 2017.


  • 1 1/2 oz Krogstad Festlig aquavit
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Orgeat Syrup
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 French sorrel leaf
  • Garnish: Red-veined sorrel leaf


  1. Muddle the French sorrel leaf in a mixing tin.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, dry-shake, then shake with ice.

  3. Fine-strain into a coupe.

  4. Garnish with a red-veined sorrel leaf.