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Something With Olives


35 ml
Also called akvavit this 'water of life; is a flavored spirit that is mostly produced in Scandinavia, since the 15th century. It is a grain or potato spirit base, and can be flavored with many herbs and spices. EU laws dictate it must be mostly flavored by caraway or dill. A common brand of caraway aquavit is Linie. You can actually make this yourself (or something very similar) here is a recipe from the book 'Akvavit' by Rasmus Risum-Urth: Toast in a pan: 2g cardamom, 8g pine nuts, 10g caraway, 1.5g cinnamon bark, 0.5g star anise, 2g pink peppercorns. Add spices to 500ml of vodka and sous vide for 2 hours at 60C (or just let steep for a week). Strain off solids and add 1.5L gin.
25 ml
A gin that contains no sweetening agents; usually around 40% ABV. Try Monkey 47.
20 ml
The second most common juice used in cocktails. This citrus juice is about 6% acid; 4% from citric and 2% from malic, with small amounts of succinic acid (this is what gives it a little bloody taste). Lime juice should be used the day it is squeezed, some like it freshly squeezed and others like it a few hours old.
5 ml
Considered to be the brine left over from pickling olives. Used most commonly in the Martini, with the addition of said to be 'dirty.' It has a salty and vinegary flavor.
1 sprig
Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties and refers to the leafy green or flowering parts of a plant. Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs from spices.
45 ml
A carbonated and sweetened or flavored drink. Many variants are commonly used in many cocktails.

Shake until chilled. Strain into a sour glass with fresh ice. Top with homemade soda. #shake #ontherocks



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