Friday, July 22, 2022

siren of the fjords

1 1/4 oz Linie Aquavit
1/3 oz Pedro Ximenez Sherry (Oxford)
1/3 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao
1/4 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
2 dash Orange Bitters (Angostura Orange)

Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail coupe, and garnish with a flamed orange twist (unflamed).
After getting home from my bar shift two Fridays ago, I was looking for a stirred drink recipe to end the night. Therefore, I reached for Kara Newman's Nightcap book and found the Siren of the Fjords. The cocktail was crafted by Robert Simpson at London's Clove Club in honor of Norwegian-American film star Sigrid Gurie who was active during the 1930s and 1940s. Movie producer Samuel Goldwyn took credit for discovering who he dubbed "the Norwegian Garbo" and promoted her as "the siren of the fjords." Once prepared, the Siren of the Fjords as a cocktail showcased an orange and raisin aroma. Next, the grape notes from the vermouth and sherry starred in the sip, and the swallow proffered orange, raisin, and caraway flavors.

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