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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Juniper Liquor / Einerdram

A traditional liquor recipe found on matprat.no116_einerdram_page

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?

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