De Danske
by MyBeverageGuide

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Recipe & Ingredients

Amount Product Category
50 ml aalborg jubiläums akvavit Aquavit
20 ml citrus juice
30 ml samova orange safari roiboos vanilla tea
20 ml simple syrup sugar syrup
3 dashes the bitter truth orange bitter Orange Bitters

Garnish

Amount Name Position/How to....
1 orange zest Cut the orange zest into a diamond shape. Squeeze the zest a little, to release the oils of the zest over the drink. Place it onto the rim of the glass.

Preparation

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking

Technique:
brew / shake / doublestrain
Glassware:

Coupette

Categories:
Classic Herbal Autumn

Drink Description

<<The combination of Akvavit, Orange Bitter, and Rooibos Vanilla Tea is a flavor bomb =)>>

Podcast about the mixed drink

Mixing Instructions

  1. Brew the tea and let it cool down.
  2. Remove the tea herbs from the water. And keep the strong brew refrigerated.
  3. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  4. Shake until chilled and fine-strain into a serving glass, with no ice inside.
  5. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe Instructions

  1. Brew the tea.
  2. Let the tea sit for a while until it is cooled down to room temperature.
  3. Remove the tea herbs from the water. And keep the strong brew refrigerated.
  4. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  5. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  6. Prepare your bottle setup.
  7. Prepare your garnish.
  8. Pour all ingredients into the shaker.
  9. Add ice cubes into the shaker
  10. Shake for about 20 seconds.
  11. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  12. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with no ice inside.
  13. Add your garnish.
  14. Clean up your working station.

Mixing Tips

General

  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

Mise En Place

  • Keep all equipment and ingredients within range. It will be easier and faster to mix the drink.

Non Alcoholic Ingredients

  • Try to make a strong brew if you use tea as an ingredient.
  • For better results, chill your strong brew tea before mixing it.

Garnish

  • Be careful and confident if you want to zest a citrus fruit with a zest peeler!

Mise en Place

Ice:

ice cubes for shaking

Bar Equipment:

Knife
Cocktail Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Mesh Strainer
Jigger
Water Kettle

Garnish:

1x orange zest

Editor Recipe Notes

The “De Danske” Cocktail was one of my really first signature drinks. That I’m really proud of it. The recipe itself is very simple.
However, the combination of Akvavit, Orange, Rooibos, and Vanilla as a Short drink, served in a Coupette, is a real crowd-pleaser. You get even more flavor if you just shake the cut orange peel with it.
And you will really not notice that 50ml of liquor is inside the drink. It’s smooth, and everybody can mix this drink at home.

Essential Infos

Name:
De Danske
Style:

Cosmopolitan

Bar Technique:

hot brew
shake
double strain
zest a fruit

Ingredients by Category:
Aquavit
citrus juice
sugar syrup
Orange Bitters
Garnish:

blood orange zest

Color:

light cream orange

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

rooibos
lemon
vanilla

Flavour

rooibos
lemon
vanilla

Texture

dense
elegant
finesse

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