Monday, January 31, 2011

Themed Drink

The characters in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo have two recurring drinks they consume: Coffee and Aquavit.

If I can find Aquavit in the local stores, I think it would be fun to drink during our Book Club discussion.

But what is it?

Akvavit or aquavit is a flavored spirit that is principally produced in Scandinavia. Aquavit gets its distinctive flavor from the many spices that is distilled with alcohol and water before being mixed with rectified spirits.

It is distilled from either grain or potatoes. It is flavored with herbs, spices, and fruit oils such as caraway seeds, cardamom, cumin, anise, lemon or orange peel, or fennel. Caraway is typically the dominant flavor (similar to anise, fennel, or licorice).

Hmmm.

Maybe we should stick to the coffee. Or better yet, wine.

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