This aquavit recipe is named after the legendary Chicago Cubs announcer because, as author Maggie Savarino writes, "every flavor it possesses can be found in a Chicago-style hot dog." The drink is definitely for those who enjoy savory cocktails and is a nice alternative for those who like "dirty" martinis.
Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends the lemon peel twist for garnish.
- 2 ounces aquavit
- 1 teaspoon pickle juice, preferably sweet-and-sour
- 3 dashes celery bitters
- Lemon peel twist or pickle slice, for garnish
Fill a mixing glass halfway with ice. Add the aquavit, pickle juice and bitters. Stir vigorously, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.
Garnish with the twist of lemon peel or pickle slice.
Adapted from Savarino's "The Seasonal Cocktail Companion" (Sasquatch Books, 2011).
Tested by Michael Taylor.
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