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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, or geat syrup and egg white for a frothy finish.


  • 1 French sorrel leaf
  • 1 1/2 ounces Krogstad Festlig aquavit
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce orgeat
  • 1 egg white
  • Garnish: red-veined sorrel leaf


  1. Gently muddle the French sorrel leaf in a shaker.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and vigorously dry-shake (without ice).

  3. Add ice and shake again until well-chilled.

  4. Fine-strain into a coupe.

  5. Garnish with a red-veined sorrel leaf.