Bread Service

Time 3 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Bread Service

In a mixing glass filled with ice, combine the gin, aquavit, syrup and bitters. Stir well and strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass. Squeeze the lemon peel over the drink and discard, and garnish with the olive and onion. Serve immediately.

Adapted from a recipe by Nate Howell, Cusp Dining & Drinks. To make salt-and-pepper syrup, combine 8 ounces superfine sugar with 8 ounces hot water, 2 tablespoons sea salt and 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper, pouring back and forth between 2 pitchers until the salt and sugar dissolve; cover and refrigerate until needed.

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