A spicy liquor recipe found on britishfood.about.com
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.
A homemade strawberry flavoured gin found on yourhomemagazine.co.uk
Unlike sloe gin, this strawberry version only needs 3 days to stand for the flavours to develop. Decant into a pretty bottle, or several smaller ones, and add a handmade label for a personalised gift.
From an article on Saveur
Linie is the smoothest, richest aquavit we’ve ever sipped. Distilled from potatoes, with a robust caraway flavour, it’s aged, per Norwegian law, in oak. But the Oslo-based makers of Linie take it even farther—literally—by sending their casks off in the holds of ships, on a 19-week voyage that crosses the equator twice.
Along the way, the spirit sloshes around with the movement of the waves, and the barrels—formerly used to store sherry—swell and contract in extremes of heat and humidity, imparting the character of the wood and polishing the flavour, so that the gold-hued liquor tastes rounder and nuttier. While many aquavits overwhelm in cocktails, Linie mixes beautifully, providing a layer of deep, warm, woodsy spice.
Linie Aquavit, $27.99 for a 750 ml bottle on DrinkUpNY
Note to the picture: The illustration indicates that Norwegian serve Linie and other aquavit straight from the freezer but this is not so. Real aquavit lovers, like myself, always drink it at room temperature. Serving it freezing cold robs the liquor of most of its marvellous rich flavours.
And another thing, aquavit is a snaps/shot kind of liquor most often enjoyed with a beer chaser, it rarely used in cocktails by Norwegians – Ted
A quick and easy recipe for some great tasting cookies
found on milk.no
Have a hard time finding what to give to the hostess when invited for a New Year’s party? Why not give away an edible gift? Bake these cookies and put them in a nice box and tie with pretty red silk ribbon. Nice to give away and nice to receive!
A delicious and easy truffle recipe found on godt.no
Truffle Balls are the taste of luxury. These velvety chocolate balls tastes absolutely fantastic and will keep for a long time. Add approximately 1,75 ounces of for example: cognac, rum, orange liqueur, honey or coffee. Then you just have to roll suitably sized balls and roll those around in powdered sugar or cocoa. Nice as a hostess gift, Christmas gift or a gift to a colleague. Or just eat them yourself!
A traditional liquor recipe found on matprat.no
Did you know that juniper is the most important spice in both gin and genever and that genever got its name from “genièvre”, which is French and means juniper? It is actually easy to make your own juniper liquor, it also suits perfectly for a host- or hostess gift. Or maybe even as this year’s Christmas gift?
A great cake recipe from from matprat.no