Onions. You guys, he made a cocktail with onions. AND IT WAS GOOD.
The only thought process to share on this one is that Chris knew he didn’t want to add sugar so he muddled a thin slice of onion straight into the lime juice. Aquavit brought some complementary flavors like caraway to the party and the whole thing ended up tasting a bit like biting into a tart green apple. After the first few sips, we actually decided it needed MORE onion so he smashed another slice with the side of the knife and added it as a garnish. The extra aroma added a nice sharpness to the sip.
This drink is magic. It’s alchemy. It’s alive! It’s delicious!
The Gobsmacker (named for my reaction to how well this worked)
- Juice of half a lime
- 2 oz Aquavit
- Two thin slices of a fresh white onion (these were smallish CSA, not grocery store bohemeths)
Add ingredients to Collins glass, gently middle the onions into the line juice. Add Aquavit, top with ice and side. Garnish with reserved onion for added aroma.