Tagged: Aquavit

Go to Cloud 9 with the Cloudberry 75

A family’s obsession with cloudberries led to this cocktail recipe perfect for celebrating Maria Stordahl Nelson Seattle, Wash. We’ve always had a somewhat obsessive affinity in our house for cloudberry jam. We’ll slather it...

Norwegian 101: Aquavit (Akevitt)

Heidi Håvan Grosch Sparbu, Norway The Christmas holidays (julesesongen) are quickly approaching (raskt nærmer seg), which means (som betyr) here in Norway (her i Norge) households (husholdninger) are stocking up (hamstrer opp) on aquavit....

Snapas: tapas for aquavit

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. As Scandinavian countries have prospered and families have found themselves with an abundance of disposable income like never before, the...

Say skål to summer

Taste the sunshine in this refreshing aquavit cocktail with strawberry, lemon, and bitters Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor A few years ago, I walked around my Seattle neighborhood just as spring was about...

Beyond meatballs, lefse, and lutefisk

Old Ballard’s new café explores lesser-known traditional and contemporary Nordic foods Emily C. Skaftun The Norwegian American Since 2013, Old Ballard Liquor Co. has been producing a range of Scandinavian aquavits and other liquors...

Aalborg returns!

Two varieties of the famed Danish aquavit will be available in the US this June Molly Jones The Norwegian American It’s been four years since Denmark’s Aalborg Akvavit was last sold in the U.S.,...

Snaps Visa: A toast to community

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. One of the best memories I have of my time in Sweden was one warm spring evening, when the northern...

Snaps Visa: What is aquavit, anyway?

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. At its very simplest, aquavit is a caraway-spiced vodka. About 500 years ago, distillation was just getting popular in Europe,...