Farmer in the Dill

Farmer in the Dill

  • 1.5 oz. Stockholm Akvavit
  • 0.5 oz. carrot eue de vie
  • 0.25 oz. Meletti
  • 0.25 oz. Thym liqueur
  • 0.25 oz. maple syrup
  • 0.25 oz. lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with dill and carrot strip.

Originally I made this with a specific Midsommar Dill akvavit that unfortunately is no longer produced. On the fortunate side, though, Stockholm Akvavit has a strong dill component so works just as well. To this I added my carrot brandy and thyme liqueur, for I think obvious reasons. Then came lemon for acid and maple syrup for sweetness (bringing to mind maple glazed carrots). To balance with some bitterness I added the Meletti.

I wanted “dill” in the name since that was central to the flavor. I ran through a number of puns and landed on this one as the carrots and thyme recall a farmer’s harvest (maybe thyme? I guess that’s not really a farmer’s crop).

Hi ho the derry-o!

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