Anne Frid Cocktail (Sweet Paul’s Norwegian Wood Cocktail)

I’m sure it’s no surprise to hear that I actually select and make recipes a couple of weeks ahead. Well, I try to, but life… When I chose to review the Anne Frid Cocktail recipe I was sitting in my house at the end of August, waiting for Dorian to arrive at my doorstep. Even though hurricanes are nothing new, this one was pretty nerve-wracking for a while. South Florida ended up getting lucky, but Abaco and Grand Bahama were devastated. I’m half Bahamian, and the reports hit me pretty hard. I know it’s off-topic, but please help if you can. #BahamasStrong

We all need a cocktail after this weekend. Hurricane Irene was nice enough to drop by, she didn’t to much damage, acted more like an angry lady, did her stuff and left. Anyway, I need a cocktail to keep me going and this one is my all time favorite. I call it the Anne-Frid. Named after my favorite singer in ABBA.

Recipe Author: Paul “Sweet Paul” Lowe at Sweet Paul Magazine
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The Ingredients

There isn’t a list of ingredients for this recipe, so I had to improvise. Reading the instructions and looking closely at the accompanying slideshow told me everything I needed. The “berries” mentioned are blueberries and raspberries.

I always keep a bottle of homemade simple syrup (recipe below) in the refrigerator, and plain seltzer is a must in this household, as well as vodka. Plus I had leftover rosemary from the Creamy Lemon and Herb Pot Roasted Chicken I posted the other day. That narrowed down my list of ingredients to buy to just the fruit.

Anne Frid Cocktail (Sweet Paul's Norwegian Wood Cocktail) Ingredients
Rosemary, blueberries, simple syrup, raspberries, lime, vodka, and seltzer

The Process

The amounts of berries aren’t listed in the instructions, so I guesstimated them. I filled 1/3 cup measuring cup with a mix of blueberries and raspberries. I used an 11.5-ounce rocks glass, and that looked similar to the pictures with the recipe.

I’m used to muddling mint for mojitos, and that’s done pretty gently. The idea is to just release the oils. I took a different approach for this and smashed the berries because that’s how it looked in the recipe’s pictures.

The quantities of lime and simple syrup were given (BTW, 2cl = 4 teaspoons), but not the vodka and soda water. I used a 1.5-ounce shot of vodka, but I didn’t measure the soda water. A gentle stir mixed everything up, and I had a sweet, fruity Anne Frid Cocktail in just 2 minutes.

Here is the list of ingredients with the quantities I used:

  • 1/3 cup mixed berries (raspberries and blueberries)
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary (1 to muddle and 1 to garnish)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 4 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
  • soda water
  • ice

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

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A quick and easy-to-make staple of any well-stocked bar. This recipe yields approximately 12 ounces of simple syrup.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cool 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 12 1-ounce servings
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar of your choice (I use organic sugar, which gives the syrup an amber tinge)

Instructions
 

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the sugar. Stir until dissolved (the mixture will become clear when the sugar is dissolved).
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a bottle or other airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
Keyword bartending, mixology, simple syrup, sugar

So how was it?

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This cocktail was sweet (but not too sweet) with just a bit of tartness and a hint of rosemary. The berries are the stand-out taste but sip slowly because you can't taste the vodka. The fact that this drink is also very pretty didn't hurt things at all! I can even see skipping the vodka if you prefer a mocktail. Figuring out the ingredients and quantities took some investigation, but it was tasty fun!
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