1whole caraway rootwashed, cleaned, and thinly sliced, about 1/8 cup
15gramsor a small handful wild caraway leavespicked from their stems and bruised with the back of a knife
1 2inchstrip of fresh lemon peelbruised with the back of a knife
Combine all ingredients in a covered glass jar. Label, date, and keep in a dark place for 3 days, unrefrigerated.
Transfer the jar to the fridge and allow to infuse for another week, then taste to gauge the flavor, and if you like it strain and refrigerate.
There is no wrong way to do it really, the caraway gives a pretty stable, strong infusion from my experience. I stored my aquavits in the fridge, as some flavors can fade at room temperature, although it might be able to be stored outside of refrigeration.