The North Land Reviver

the north land reviver
Drink to a Danish lifestyle with flavors of dill, caraway, and buckthorn. (Photo: Alexander Banck-Petersen/Cocktails of Copenhagen)

"The main objective of this cocktail is to revive the connection of Danish national spirit 'Akvavit' to the modern drinking culture by using dill, caraway and buckthorn (ingredients from the Danish land) with oxymel (historically used for medicinal purposes) and gin. As the two main flavors of the Danish national spirit, dill and caraway both interact perfectly with the botanicals of the gin, and combine with local healthy sour buckthorn berries to represent a healthy approach."

Brought to us by Marianna Kozanyiova of Curfew Cocktail Bar


  • 5 centiliters Beefeater London Dry gin
  • 3 centiliters dill-caraway-buckthorn oxymel
  • 1.5 centiliters lemon juice
  • 1.5 centiliters Lillet blanc
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 2 dashes absinthe


Pour all ingredients over ice in a shaker, shake well and fine strain into a chilled rimmed cocktail glass