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Gunnar Damström
23-11-04, 08:20
Akvavit is a must on any Scandinavian Christmas table. It is good for digestion and enlightens the heart. Here is how it is made:

Buy some fresh star anise and fennel seed. Place each in a small glass bottle and cover with good quality vodka (80 proof is fine, 40%). Let stand for a week under lid. Buy a small bottle of Noilly Prat Vermouth.

Decant about a teaspoon of each extract and pour into a bottle of vodka, together with a tablespoon of Vemouth. Adjust the quantity of spaces to your taste. The most common mistake is to use too much of the extracts. If that happens, get another bottle of Vodka and designate the previous your stock of Akvatit spices. Dilute to our taste.

Keep the Akvavit in the freezer.

The pilgrims had a hard time pronouncing Vermouth so they called it Wormwood. In Latin the herb is called Artemisia Absinthus. A strong hallucinogen, used in French Absinthe, drew Vincent v. Gogh to server his ear.

Akvavit is an abbreviation of Aqua Vitae, the water of life. The name well illustrates its popularity in Scandianvia.

Gunnar

kivinen1
06-07-08, 22:16
Akvavit is a must on any Scandinavian Christmas table. It is good for digestion and enlightens the heart. Here is how it is made:

Buy some fresh star anise and fennel seed. Place each in a small glass bottle and cover with good quality vodka (80 proof is fine, 40%). Let stand for a week under lid. Buy a small bottle of Noilly Prat Vermouth.

Decant about a teaspoon of each extract and pour into a bottle of vodka, together with a tablespoon of Vemouth. Adjust the quantity of spaces to your taste. The most common mistake is to use too much of the extracts. If that happens, get another bottle of Vodka and designate the previous your stock of Akvatit spices. Dilute to our taste.

Keep the Akvavit in the freezer.

The pilgrims had a hard time pronouncing Vermouth so they called it Wormwood. In Latin the herb is called Artemisia Absinthus. A strong hallucinogen, used in French Absinthe, drew Vincent v. Gogh to server his ear.

Akvavit is an abbreviation of Aqua Vitae, the water of life. The name well illustrates its popularity in Scandianvia.

Gunnar
Bumping this up,

It will go well with the next recipes that come up.