Tangy sauerkraut juice makes a surprisingly good accompaniment to light, anise-flavored aquavit in a sophisticated, unexpected cocktail based on the flavors of a Reuben. A sprig of dill adds a fragrant herbal note.
- 1 1⁄2 oz. aquavit
- 1 oz. sauerkraut juice with caraway seeds (preferably Hawthorne Valley Caraway Sauerkraut)
- Club soda
- Fresh dill, for garnish
Combine aquavit and sauerkraut juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with club soda, stir gently, and garnish with a sprig of dill.