- Total Time: 10 mins
- Hands-on Time: 10 mins
Aquavit, derived from the Latin “aqua vitae” or “water of life,” first gained popularity in 15th century Scandinavia, where it’s been a traditional accompaniment to a smorgasbord. The flavorful infusions gained popularity in the cool Nordic climate, which allows easy chilling of them in a snow bank or out in the woodshed. Swedes have popularly quipped that aquavit helps fish dishes like pickled herring and lutefisk swim down to the stomach. Skål!
Combine all ingredients in a quart jar and seal. Swirling periodically, let the aromatics infuse for 5 hours. Strain the mixture well. Pour back into the bottle and place in freezer. Drink cold, in small shots.
*Try to find a lighter-flavored vodka to highlight the aromatic ingredients.