Leó Ólafsson created this drink for a cocktail competition in Iceland. It is a celebration of the Nordic birch tree, which is used in many ways in the drink. The leafs are infused into the spirit and the sap cooked into a syrup.
– My initial thought was to combine a lemon drop and a whiskey sour, Ólafsson tells.
3 cl birch schnapps
2 cl triple sec
3 cl lemon juice
3 cl birch syrup
Glassware: On the rocks
Method: dry shake & shake
Garnish: lemon peel & birch leaf
How to make:
Mix all ingredients in shaker. Close the lid and dry shake. Add ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled glass, add ice and garnish.