Akvavit is traditionally drunk as a cold shot — a good old skål — but these akvavit cocktail recipes show that there’s a lot more you can do with it.
“Aquavit has a rich history in Scandinavia”, says Peter Lynn, Founder of TANDEM. “Its slightly savoury notes are so evocative of Danish hospitality and cuisine. Every home in Scandinavia would have bottles of Aquavit in the pantry – after all, that’s why it means ‘water of life’.”
Aquavit (or akvavit as it is known in Denmark) is one of those social spirits. It is deeply entwined with Scandinavian drinking ritual of skål, and has for hundreds of years replaced wine at their tables.