101 Best New Cocktails: Bogmyrtle Blazer by Jesper Strauss, Le Mouton Noir + Tall Guy Spirits, Copenhagen, Denmark

by Gaz Regan · Friday, February 5th, 2016 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

Bogmyrtle Blazer 

Jesper Strauss, Le Mouton Noir + Tall Guy Spirits, Copenhagen, Denmark

“In the process of stringing together our winter menu, I wanted to do a warm drink outside the traditional glögg, hot toddy and hot buttered rum. Blazers are a very new style of drink for me to be creating, but this turned out to be very popular from the start. The combination is a mix of sweet, boozy and spiced.

“The ambition was to create a drink with a lot of power, sweetness and maintain the flavor of the aquavit.” Jesper Strauss

A Word of Caution: This drink involves setting alcohol on fire and pouring it from one fireproof container to another. It can be as dangerous as it sounds. Practice with water until you feel comfortable with the action, make sure your service area (including floor) are free of anything flammable, and always have a fire extinguisher close at hand.

Bogmyrtle Blazer40 ml (1.35 oz) Aalborg Porse Snaps (bogmyrtle aquavit)

20 ml (.66 oz) Drambuie

5 ml (.16 oz or 1 teaspoon) La Fée Absinthe

2 dashes Mozart chocolate bitters

1 lemon twist, as garnish

Using 2 tankards suitable for mixing Blue Blazers, combine all ingredients in one tankard and ignite. Carefully blaze the drink 12 to 15 times between the two tankards. Extinguish the flame completely. Strain into a vintage tea cup and add the garnish.

gaz sez: Bogmyrtle Rules. Okay? This is a seriously fabulous quaff, and I predict we’ll see far more aquavits in new cocktails before too very long. Jesper: This one makes me think that you might actually know what you’re doing . . .

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