1 bottle of aquavit
1 rutabaga, cubed (about 2 cups worth max)
Fresh Apple Shrub
Apple Slice Garnish
For the Caraway Syrup:
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, toasted
1 piece lemon peel
Â½ cup water
Â½ cup sugar
In a large mason jar, combine the aquavit and the rutabaga. Let stand in an ambient temperature dark place for about a week to infuse the flavors.
In a shaker filled with ice, combine 2 ounces of the infused aquavit, Â½ ounce of lemon juice, 1 ounce caraway syrup, 1 ounce of apple caraway shrub and 1 Â½ ounce of soda water and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of apple.
*Caraway Syrup- In a small sauce pan, combine 2 tablespoons toasted caraway seeds, a lemon peel, Â½ cup water, and Â½ cup sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 6-9 minutes. Take off heat, cool and strain. Chill.