What do you drink aquavit with?

Some drinkers chase aquavit with beer; others think this ruins the flavour. People from Norway prefer aquavit at room temperature. In other places, it’s usually taken chilled, often in stemmed glasses so the drinker’s hand doesn’t warm the drink. But best of all, it makes a great base to a cocktail!

How do you serve Linie aquavit?

While it is usually chilled and poured into shot glasses, Norwegian and other barrel-aged akvavit will normally be served at room temperature in tulip glasses. In either case, akvavit is rarely downed as a shot and most drinkers will usually slowly sip at their glasses throughout the meal.

How do you drink Icelandic aquavit?

A more refined way to enjoy brennivín and the subtle flavours of the herbs, is to sip it chilled from a small shot glass. It goes well with fermented foods and traditional Icelandic foods. A classic pairing is brennivín and fermented shark, but it also goes perfectly with pickled herring.

How do Swedes drink aquavit?

In Sweden, Denmark and Germany aquavit is served chilled and in a small shot glass. In Finland and Sweden, it’s common to drink aquavit at summer crayfish parties. Things are a little different in Norway, where the drink is typically served at room temperature in special tulip-shaped glasses.

What is aquavit similar to?

Aquavit is produced very much like vodka or gin, with a distillate of neutral grains or potatoes and infusion of flavoring ingredients. While caraway is the signature spice of aquavit, dill is also very common.

What is Black Death in Iceland?

Black Death is schnapps made out of fermented potato mash, flavored with caraway. This alcohol is only made in Iceland and only in one distillery. It’s traditional to drink your Brennivín neat and frozen.

What is Norway’s national drink?

Aquavit Is the National Spirit of Scandinavia Heading to Sweden, Norway or Denmark? It won’t be long before you’re presented with a glass of aquavit. Caraway has long been a common flavor in the region and was once considered a cure for indigestion.

Is aquavit stronger than vodka?

It’s not stronger, or less tasty, or of less quality than any other liquor because it’s aquavit, but it could be any of those things because it’s cheap aquavit. Typically bottled at 80 proof, these aquavits are comparable to gin or vodka but with more character and flavor.