The Montevit Cocktail

The Amaro Week cocktail series continues with The Montevit Cocktail, an amaro cocktail with housemade aquavit.

The Montevit Cocktail

The Montevit cocktail is based on “The Occidental” from The PDT Cocktail Book which was created by Nate Dumas. In his recipe, he uses Linie Aquavit with Amaro Nonino and a Fernet-Branca rinse. Here, we’ve used our own housemade Aquavit with Amaro Montenegro and without the Fernet rinse. You can find the recipe for how to make aquavit here.

Our Aquavit was made with the usual caraway and dill and includes citrus peel along with other botanicals. The citrus notes in the aquavit played very nicely with the orange and vanilla notes of Amaro Montenegro. We’ve called it The Montevit.

For more information about amari, refer to the Essential Guide to Amaro.

The Montevit Cocktail Recipe


  • 60 ml Aquavit
  • 20 ml Grand Marnier
  • 15 ml Amaro Montenegro

Glassware: coupette
Garnish: orange peel


In a mixing glass stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupette and garnish with orange peel.

Other cocktails in the Amaro Week series: Rabo de Galo, White Negroni, The Bitter & Twisted Martini, Outback Galah, The Bitter Smoke, Black Manhattan, Rising Sun in Trinidad

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The Montevit Cocktail was last modified: September 30th, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.