Hold the Pickle
- 2.0 oz. akvavit with dill (Stockholms)
- 0.5 oz. cucumber liqueur (Wild Moon)
- 0.25 oz. turmeric liqueur (Tamworth)
- 0.25 oz. vanilla liqueur (Giffard)
- 0.25 oz. Lillet Blanc
- 0.25 oz. lemon juice
- dash of celery bitters
Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with cornichons.
Yeah, this is a weird one, but deceptively subtle and tasty. As I was playing, I found I was using a number of ingredients you might leverage in making dill pickles, minus the vinegar that’s the most present flavoring. So the combination here was merely just messing around to balance a drink based on dill.
The name is because the result is decidedly NOT like a dill pickle. Does the name confuse or reinforce the lack of pickle? Not sure, but adding the cornichons is intentionally misleading. At the very least, though, if you were expecting pickle from the name you get it in the garnish. Now drink with relish. (Sorry not sorry)