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Mike’s Mix: Pickle In The Middle

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Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he’s tackling the “Pickle In The Middle” from Minneapolis’ Marché.

Pickle in the Middle
1.5 oz. Gamle Ode Dill Aquavit
.5 oz. Gordon’s Gin
.75 oz. Cocchi Americano Blanc (similar to Lillet Blanc)
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
2 dashed salt-water solution (or a little pickle juice)
Seltzer water topper

Shake all ingredients (sans seltzer). Strain over ice, top off with seltzer, garnish with cornishon.

Taste Test
This dill aquavit — sold by Gamle Ode out of Minneapolis, and distilled 45th Parallel in New Richmond, Wis. — is infused with 7 pounds of dill per bottle. If you think that sounds intense, you’re not alone; I did too. Ultimately, though, I found this to be an easy sipping cocktail that just has the hint of dill. Substitute a little pickle brine for the salt-water solution if you’re feeling adventurous.

About Marche
Marché brings Minneapolis a brand new retail concept; a combination coffee shop, luxury market and full bar located in the lobby of the Lime Apartments. Communal tables plus more intimate seating areas are placed around the coffee bar and take out counter ideal for large or small gatherings. A wall of windows are actually folding doors that open up onto the large patio which overlooks the Greenway and adds seating for 60. Locally owned and chef driven, Marché was designed to be an incredible amenity for the residents of the Lime Apartments and the entire Uptown community created by the Jester Concepts team.

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