How to Make Aquavit / Slik Lager Du Akevitt Hjemme

A spicy liquor recipe found on britishfood.about.com
How to Make Aquavit / Slik Lager Du Akevitt Hjemme

Comments to the recipe: Aquavit is a Scandinavian liquor with just as long traditions as Russian and Polish vodka, so please don’t offend the whole of Scandinavia by saying that aquavit is a sort of flavoured vodka. Aquavit was first mentioned in writing in 1531 and there are 91 different aquavits produced in Scandinavia today. The only thing they have in common is that both aquavit and vodka was potato based as soon as potatoes were grown here and not made from grain (grain was to valuable this far north). And by the way, the dill plants is never used to flavour aquavit, it is dill seeds that are used and real aquavit lovers never, ever drink their aquavit chilled, it kills most of the flavours.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 13

The Christmas Recipes – Part 13

Aquavit Marinated Cloudberries With Raw Cream / Akevittmarinerte Multer Med Råkrem

Aquavit Marinated Cloudberries With Raw Cream / Akevittmarinerte Multer Med Råkrem

Toffees With Ginger & Nuts / Karameller Med Ingefær & Nøtter

Toffees With Ginger & Nuts / Karameller Med Ingefær & Nøtter

Aquavit Marinated Cloudberries With Raw Cream / Akevittmarinerte Multer Med Råkrem

A classic Norwegian Christmas dessert found on matprat.no124_multer_post

Cloudberries have a long tradition in Norway when it comes to Christmas desserts. We serve them mixed with whipped cream, with ice cream and as compotes and this cloudberry dessert shows clearly that the simplest things often are the best.

And by the way, The recipe will work just as well with raspberries or blackberries and brandy or whiskey instead of the aquavit.

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