Aquavit is not known for playing well with others. The Scandinavian liquor is flavored with caraway, anise, and fennel, among other herbs, and tastes a tad medicinal by itself. So Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common had his work cut out for him when he was asked to create a drink using the spirit, but as always, he rose to the challenge.
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From Portland's Clyde Common comes the Bourbon Renewal, a refined take on the whiskey sour, made with crème de cassis for a bit of sweet berry flavor.