Say "skal!" to a new drink with a Swedish vibe that's dedicated to Sagittarians. The base is Karlsson's Gold Vodka, distilled from Swedish potatoes only once, yielding an earthy flavor; we added pepper, dill, tonic, and a hint of lime. The accompanying nibble is easy to make: Mix cream cheese with lemon zest and pepper, spread on rye bread, and top with smoked salmon.
- 1 1/2 ounces vodka, preferably Karlsson's Gold
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 3 dill sprigs, plus more for garnish
- Freshly ground pepper
- Ice cubes
- 1 1/2 ounces tonic water
Combine vodka, lime juice, dill, and a pinch of pepper in a cocktail shaker. Crush dill using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top off with tonic; stir to combine.
Serve with a dill sprig and an additional pinch or 2 of pepper.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, December 2009