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