Ballad of a Thin Man
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.
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.
- Craft Cocktail: Ballad of a Thin Man at Icehouse at The Growler