Black currant will make a delicious liqueur. Liquor came to Norway in the 16th century. At that time, the pharmacies were responsible for the sale, under the label “medicine for everything”. Initially it was imported, but soon Norwegians learned to produce it by fermentation of grain or potatoes and distillation. Making liqueurs for Christmas is a long tradition in many Norwegian families, including my own.
This recipe is taken from the book “Drink from Østfold”, published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 2007. If you start now, the liqueur will be finished well in advance of Christmas.
This tasteful variation of dessert cream made with barley was widely used in the old days, because it is a grain that is easier to grow at our latitudes than some other varieties of grain. This recipe was submitted by Nes Associated Country Women in Hallingdal to Norway’s Associated Country Women recipe relay in 2012.
A recipe for a refreshing,cold drink found on saveur.com
Saveur’s test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin got the recipe for this refreshing melon drink from her Iranian-born father, who makes it by grating fresh cantaloupe and combining it with water, sugar, and fresh mint. You can add a little gin for a cooling summer cocktail.