The Harry Caray 1.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Spirits Dec 7, 2011

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.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 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.

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Adapted from Savarino's "The Seasonal Cocktail Companion" (Sasquatch Books, 2011).

Tested by Michael Taylor.

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