Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in:
How to Make the Norwegian Wood From Clyde Common at Home

[Photo: Lizz Schumer]

Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Norwegian Wood tastes like a sophisticated jaunt in the forest. Try this one with salty snacks or as an after-dinner quaff, to socialize in style.

About the Author: Lizz Schumer is the author of Buffalo Steel and the editor of The Springville Journal, located near Buffalo, N.Y. She can be found at or followed @eschumer.

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  • 1 ounce aquavit
  • 1 ounce Laird's Applejack
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. 1.

    Fill a mixing glass with ice, and add aquavit, applejack, vermouth, Chartreuse and a dash of bitters. Stir until well chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with lemon twist.

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