Fiord

Fiord

Fiord
1 oz. brandy
½ oz. aquavit
½ oz. orange juice
½ oz. lime juice
1 teaspoon grenadine
Shake well with ice. Strain into prechilled cocktail glass.

For this recipe I used D’Eaubonne V.S.O.P Napoleon Brandy, Okanagan Spirits Aquavitus aquavit, an organic Valencia orange, and homemade grenadine (using Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s recipe). No garnish was indicated, so I used an origami Viking helmet.

This was quite good. The aquavit was showcased but didn’t take over, and there was just the right amount of sweetness (although if the orange were any less sweet I’d probably want to up the grenadine). The orange flavour stood up nicely as well, balanced by the sourness of the lime.

I haven’t seen this drink in any other book I’ve checked, but it turns up all over the place online (though usually as Fjord instead of Fiord) with the same ingredients in varying proportions.

This post is part of my project to make, and where possible improve upon, all the cocktails in “Playboy’s Host and Bar Book” from 1971.

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