May Fair

from Death & Co

  • 1 ounce Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • .5 ounce Krogstad Aquavit
  • .5 ounce Linie Aquavit
  • 1 ounce House Sweet Vermouth
  • .25 ounce Bénédictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes House Peychaud's Bitters
  • Orange Peel (Garnish)

Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a double rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Garnish with the orange twist.

ERYN REECE, 2013 I combined traditional and modern styles of aquavit in this Vieux Carré variation: Krogstad is an unaged, American-made aquavit that's more anise-forward, while Linie is a classic Scandinavian aquavit with big caraway flavors.—ER