A Summer Solstice Celebration

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Aquavit, a neutral spirit flavored with caraway, anise, dill, and a host of other spice combinations, is a nubbe, or schnapps, meant for swigging from a tiny glass. Heavily consumed throughout the solstice, it helps revelers sing and act out one of the best-known drinking songs, "Små Grodorna," or "The Little Frogs."

Although the combinations of spices and herbs used in aquavit are endless, some of the most recognized flavors include caraway, anise, fennel, and cardamom. This infused spirit from Scandinavia is best enjoyed straight from the freezer as a shot—accompanied by a toast.... Read More