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Aquavit Cocktail: St. Knut’s Day

Aquavit Cocktail

A sparkling cocktail perfect for ringing in the New Year.

“In Scandinavia, St. Knut’s Day marks the end of the Christmas season,” says bartender Dave Shenaut. “Christmas Trees are taken down, and a tradition similar to trick-or-treating is observed—adults and children go door-to-door to their neighbor’s homes and are invited in for festive snacks and beverages.” As a nod to that tradition, Shenaut created this cocktail—perfect for ringing in the New Year.


  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:coupe or flute
  • Garnish:lemon twist, whole star anise


Combine the first 4 ingredients in a shaker. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe, top with prosecco, and garnish.

Reprinted from Cocktails for the Holidays: Festive Drinks to Celebrate the Season by the Editors of Imbibe Magazine.

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