Dilly Martini

It has been a while since I posted a cocktail recipe, and I realized it was time.  Last summer I carved out a little time to make my favorite Dilly Beans.  I remember it clearly – I bought a bunch of green beans with all hopes of serving them for dinner – but the dill and vinegar in the pantry were telling me to do something else.  So I caved, and was quickly able to bang out a few jars.

I gave away a few at the holidays, but last weekend I noticed I still had a jar left in the pantry.  I had been experimenting with Salers aperitif liqueur for a while now – it is particularly good when I mix it with this Dill Aquavit that I found at Old Ballard Liquor Co.  But then I really perfected the martini – added a little Dolin Dry and some celery bitters, and it is a “garden in a glass” – just the perfect savory cocktail to enjoy before dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Dill Aquavit
  • 1/2 ounce Dolin Dry Vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce Salers
  • celery bitters
  • Dilly Bean for garnish

Preparation

Place the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add ice. Stir for about 30-60 seconds or until nicely chilled.  Strain into a martini glass, and add a Dilly Bean for garnish.

Makes 1 cocktail

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