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Aquavit

Scott Phillips

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A.K.A

akvavit

What is it?

This traditional, spice-infused spirit from Scandinavia has notes of caraway, fennel, and coriander. Like vodka, aquavit is a strong alcohol distilled from grain or potatoes. Though it is traditionally served chilled in shot glasses, aquavit connoisseurs often sip it slowly.

How to prep:

If you’re looking for a little project, you can make your own aquavit.

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