Bunny Mary

Inspiration

Bunny Mary

Made by Suzanne Henricksen

While this cocktail is great for any morning, we feel that it’s extra fitting for Easter weekend. Thanks to Liquor.com for the excellent cocktail recipe that we’re sharing here with all of you!

For this cocktail, we used Norden Aquavit’s Heirloom Garden Dill. Aquavit is a distilled spirit, originating in Scandinavia. After being distilled with grain or potatoes, it is flavored with spices and herbs, most commonly, caraway and/or dill seed.

This aquavit specifically, according to Norden Aquavit, “is centered around a mammoth dill variety we brought over from Denmark and have been growing for many years. The stalks, harvested just twice each Summer, are vapor-distilled within hours, then blended into a single distillation of dill seeds, whole garden botanicals, and pure spirit from Midwest-grown organic corn.”

 

 

 

Let’s Get Shakin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: None

Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

3 oz carrot juice

½ oz lemon juice

½ oz mikes hot honey, slightly warmed

1 tsp caper or olive brine

1 ½ oz aquavit or vodka

Garnish: Pimenton dill salt rim**

Garnish: sprig of dill

 

 

Steps
  1. Coat the rim of your glass with pimenton dill salt and fill with ice.
  2. Combine all ingredients through (aquavit or vodka) into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously, without ice, for 45 seconds.
  3. Add ice to cocktail shaker. Shake again for 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice
  5. Garnish with a sprig of dill or parsley and enjoy.

Our favorite aquavit and vodka for this recipe are linked to the left – grab a bottle and add to your home bar! 

**Pimenton salt rim: Combine 1 tablespoon smoked sweet paprika, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper, and 1 tsp dried dill. Mixture will create enough to rim at least a dozen glasses.

 

Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail

But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well!

So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well! 

  • Sweet 60% 60%
  • Sour 60% 60%
  • Spiritous 40% 40%
  • Refreshing 60% 60%
  • Complex/Funky/Unique 30% 30%

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