Ballad of a Thin Man | Cocktail Party

Ballad of a Thin Man

Ballad of a Thin Man highwall cocktail with aquavit, pineapple juice, lime juice, simple syrup, sparkling water, and Angostura bitters

Minnesota is a state settled in large part by Scandinavian immigrants, and when they arrived on America’s shores they brought with them a fondness for aquavit, a spirit flavored with caraway and dill. That legacy lives on to this day – the state now produces at least 16 local brands of aquavit, and local bars offer a wide array of aquavit cocktails.

Ballad of a Thin Man is among our favorite of these. Hailing from the Icehouse bar and restaurant in Minneapolis, it’s a patio-friendly summer highball – perfect for Minnesota’s surprisingly sweltering summers.

Ingredients

Instructions

Shake all ingredients (except for sparkling water and bitters) with ice. Strain into a tall ice-filled glass, and top with the sparkling water and then the bitters.

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