Recipe: Norwegian Wood - If you have an eclectic bar and an eclectic taste, this is your drink. Here's the recipe to help you get an idea of the flavors:
1 oz Aquavit (Lysholm Line)
1 oz Apple Jack (Laird's)
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth (Martini Rosato)
1/4 oz Chartreuse (original recipe calls for yellow but I used green)
1 dash bitters (original recipe calls for Angostura but I used Peychaud's)
Stir over ice and serve in an up glass, neat. Lemon twist optional.
As I said, eclectic. Because each ingredient has such a unique flavor on its own, it makes each sip of the drink a little different as you get slight variations of the quantities of ingredients. The Chartreuse comes through on the majority of sips (probably because I used green instead of yellow), but it is accompanied by pleasant floral and herbal flavors. If you enjoy alcohol heavy drinks (Manhattans, Negronis, etc), then the Norwegian Wood is a must-try.