Dill Aquavit Cucumber Gimlet

by Vicki BrunsvoldTastemaker in Residence

This Dill Aquavit Cucumber Gimlet cocktail is the perfect pairing for Mimi Levin's Moqueca from Brazil; try it for your Olympic Cook-Off competition! 

Makes 4 Servings

2 large English Cucumbers to make 1 cup cucumber juice
1/2 C.  Dill Aquavit
1-1/2  Tbsp fresh Lime Juice
1/2 C. simple syrup
Dill for garnish


  1. Peel and coarsely chop cucumbers, puree until smooth
  2. Press cucumber puree through cheesecloth, discard solids
  3. Mix cucumber juice, dill aquavit, lime juice, and simple syrup in pitcher.
  4. Add ice, mix well
  5. Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with dill