Monthly Archives: April 2013

Bäska Snaps: Internationally Bitter

Bäska Snaps med Malört is an accidentally international spirit: it’s a Swedish recipe produced for an American company by a French distiller. And strangely, it makes perfect sense. The American company, Bittermens, is known for its bitters. The Swedish recipe … Continue reading

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The Old Bay Ridge Cocktail

Aquavit is notoriously difficult to mix. Maybe it shouldn’t be — it’s not so far off from gin — but ask your average cocktail enthusiast for the name of a good aquavit cocktail and he or she might pause and … Continue reading

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What Happened to O.P. Anderson Aquavit?

Before I moved to New York from Minnesota, I could go into almost any Twin Cities liquor store and see at least three aquavit brands: one Danish, one Norwegian, and one Swedish. If it was a well stocked shop, there … Continue reading

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