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Jillian Vose, created for Death & Co. | New York

A split base of aquavit and tequila yields a rich drink without a lot of sugar, explains Vose. The split bitters mix (Peychaud’s and Creole bitters) adds a spicy accent.


Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces aquavit, preferably Linie
  • 3/4 ounce reposado tequila, preferably El Tesoro
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar syrup (1:1, cane sugar:water)
  • 4 dashes House Peychaud's Bitters (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 dash Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters

Garnish: lemon twist

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  3. Express the lemon peel and discard.
Editor's Note

House Peychaud's Bitters:
In a dasher bottle, combine equal parts Peychaud's Bitters and Bitter Truth Creole Bitters.