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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...

Snaps Visa: A song for aquavit

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. Scandinavians aren’t exactly known for their outgoing and gregarious nature. From Lake Wobegon’s taciturn Norwegian Bachelor Farmers to the somber...

Snaps Visa: Aquavit and food

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. One of the lesser-known traditions around aquavit is how well it pairs with food and how increasing attention to food...

Snaps Visa: The aquavits of Sweden

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. Styles and definitions of aquavit vary greatly throughout Scandinavia, and regional specialties abound. Aquavits in Denmark are nothing like those...

Snaps Visa: Salt Lakris Collins

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. The most Scandinavian of all candies is salty licorice, beloved by Scandinavians and highly suspicious to just about everybody else....

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,...

Snaps Visa: Introduction

Aquavit, Cocktails, and Nordic Snaps Culture by Lexi of the Old Ballard Liquor Co. Akvavit. Aquavit. Akevitt. Akvaviitti. No matter how you spell it, this savory caraway spirit is as much a touchstone of...