Fakevavite,A Taste of Norway

If you've ever been lucky enough to travel to Norway will have been introduced to the pleasure of Aquavit, the local spirit.

Flavoured with caraway and fennel its the Norwegian equivalent of scotch or vodka. It is however difficult to find outside Scandinavia, and expensive when you do.

I intend to show you how to make Fakevavit, a reasonable facsimile of this

Step 1: Ingredients

1, Bottle of clear grain spirit (Vodka or the like)

2, 8 grams Caraway seeds

3, 4 grams Fennel seeds

Step 2: Method

1. Weigh out 8 grams of caraway seeds and 4 grams of fennel seeds.

2. Toast seeds lightly in a dry saucepan to release the essential oils. Be careful not to burn them.

3. Allow to cool, and add to the bottle of spirit using a piece of paper rolled into a funnel.

4. Cap and shake.

5. Shake on a daily basis for 5 days.

6. After 5 days strain the spirit into a jug to remove seeds, and wash bottle.

7. Return to bottle and cap.

Step 3: Enjoy

Sit back and enjoy a glass of your very own Fakevavit, and dream of your time in Norway.

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    gralan

    23 days ago

    It is great to see a Scandahovian masterpiece celebrated by a doable copycat. It will add to my Jul feast, along with the hardtack, potatiskorv, pickled herring, lefse, cheddar, jams, and more. No, we don't ever do lutefisk even with the cream sauce. hahaha
    Truly wonderful. I had a great uncle who refused to speak English unless it was required, so I'll be toasting uncle Alfons with this now instead of with the boiled egg-shell coffee.

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