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Sauerkraut Martini


This cocktail is polarizing. It’s one of those “love-it” or “hate-it” things. And don’t think you only have to drink it during Oktoberfest — it’s just that people are far more affectionate toward pickled cabbage during this time of year. This tart and briny cocktail is only good when it’s ice cold, so get your Bond on and shake it with lots of ice until your hands get cold and your arms are tired.


3 ounces strained sauerkraut liquid
1  1/2 ounces of your favorite vodka


In a cocktail shaker, combine the sauerkraut liquid, vodka, and ice. Shake vigorously for at least 1 minute. Pour over more ice and enjoy immediately.

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