Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Oresund

The Oresund refers to the strait that separates Denmark from Sweden. The use of aquavit or akvavait is what separates this Bloody Mary variation from many others.

Aquavit is a Scandinavian herbal infusion in vodka. It is savory, with lots of caraway as the principal ingredients, but also extending to coriander, fennel, and anise seed. That's what I added to my homemade aquavit. You can buy yours from the liquor store if its available where you live, but it is a lot of fun to experiment with flavor combinations. Learning to love aquavit is its own pleasure.
  • 2 oz. akvavit (aquavit)
  • 2 oz. V-8 juice
  • 2 oz. tomato juice
  • 2 oz. clam juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • pinch of finely chopped dill
  • pinch finely chopped parsley
  • sprig of fresh dill for garnish
Combine all ingredients except for garnish in a Collins or highball glass full of ice and stir. Garnish with the dill sprig. 

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