In north of Sweden the sun goes down and doesn't come up for weeks during the midwinter. This phenomenon is called Midwinter Night. As I was listening to some fine doom metal it occurred to me this time of year is approaching and I wanted to create a drink celebrating this. You need to embrace the darkness to survive those harsh weeks 😉 

The cocktail is really smooth to drink, a bit tart, with that sesame oil and touch of salt really creating a beast of the night.



 45 ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 30 ml Vodka fatwashed with roasted sesame oil
 15 ml Lemon Juice
 2 drops Saline Solution
 5 ml Cognac(Meukow)
 1 Lemon Peel



Shake everything with ice, double strain into chilled martini glass.


Squeeze lemon peel over glass, swipe it around the edge of the glass, discard.


Garnish with another lemonpeel.

Saline solution

60 grams of water, 15 grams of Meldon salt. Add salt to boiling water.


Mix 250 ml Finlandia vodka with 25 ml roasted sesame oil, freeze overnight. Remove frozen oil and finestrain. 

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  1. roxyb73 14 October 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Another beautiful drink to try

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