Share the spirit of aquavit

Detroit’s Norden Aquavit is perfect for sipping, cocktails, and celebrations CHRISTY OLSEN FIELD Taste of Norway Editor Aquavit, which is spelled as akevitt in Norwegian or akvavit in Danish and Swedish, is a fixture of Nordic drinking culture and one of the world’s oldest spirits, going back at least 500 years. It is a neutral spirit made from grain or potatoes and distilled with botanicals, with the leading flavor as caraway or dill. Its name draws from Latin “aqua vitae” (water of life), and it was considered to be a powerful medicinal. Aquavit is still highly regarded today for its ability to aid in the digestion of rich foods, and it holds an important place in traditional Scandinavian lunches or holiday gatherings. I was recently introduced to Norden Aquavit, base
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Christy Olsen Field

Christy Olsen Field became the Taste of Norway Editor in April 2019. She worked on the editorial staff of the Norwegian American Weekly from 2008 to 2012. An enthusiastic home cook and baker, she lives north of Seattle with her husband and two young sons. She is also a grantwriter for small nonprofits in the Seattle area.

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