To celebrate the current West End production of Oslo at the Harold Pinter Theatre, the critically acclaimed Aquavit restaurant in St James Market has designed a special cocktail, Handtrykk, inspired by the events of the play.
Handtrykk is the Norwegian term for Handshake, and the name comes from that iconic historical moment on the White House lawn between Israel & the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) during the Oslo I Accord signing ceremony in 1993, when the two delegations shook hands for the very first time.
The cocktail combines traditional Norwegian Aquavit (infused with warming flavours of cinnamon & orange), Arak, an anise flavoured spirit commonly found in Israel, plus cherry liqueur, lemon, egg white and angostura bitters. The cocktail is available to order in Aquavit now.
Watch the video below to find out how the restaurant mixologists create this new drink and visit the Oslo show page here to book tickets to see the show that inspired it.