Vodka shooter for smoked salmon appetizer
Hosting an apres-ski-themed dinner next weekend. The appetizer will be the traditional smoked salmon/red onion/cream cheese/rye bread/capers preparation. I'd like to serve some flavored iced vodka shots with it, one on the dry side and one sweeter. I've got the dry shooter covered (just a basic dirty martini, but in a shot glass), but need help with the sweeter shooter. Any ideas? Something that will appeal to the ladies. Thanks!
I'm thinking a basic sour, vodka, lemon juice, and a fennel simple syrup (fennel stalks sliced and simmered in syrup.)
I'd do a shot of Linie Aquavit, ice cold. The caraway would harmonize with the salmon/rye/capers. Very complex aquavit, not like firewater at all.
For a sweeter one, I might do sidecars in a shot glass. The cognac would be nice with the salmon, and you could make it balanced (not too sweet) so the lemon sour and citrus could come through too.
Personally, the thought of Raspberry (Chambord) and salmon is unappealing.
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