Norwegian Wood
1 ounce aquavit
1 ounce applejack
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/4 ounce yellow Chartreuse
Garnish: lemon twist
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
Source: Jeffrey Morgenthaler (2009)
A delightful cocktail created by Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Commons in Portland. He was challenged by a liquor rep to make something with aquavit, a far under-represented spirit, and this is what he came up with. It has a nice bright crispness along with a well layered complexity. Perhaps not one for the novice, but when you're ready for a little adventure, I'd definately pull this one out. You can read about this drink in Jeffrey's own words on his blog.