O.P. Anderson Aquavit
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O.P. Anderson Aquavit

Item # 47945 1L

O.P. Anderson is one of the great historic brands of the aquavit category and perhaps even more significantly, it is the oldest one coming from Sweden, with roots dating back to the 19th century. Classic in style with a grain base, and the trifecta of fennel, caraway and aniseed flavors, the oak aging adds jus the right touch of complimentary spices. A perfect pairing with so many types of food, including of course everything Scandanavian, it is also a worthy ingredient for many cocktails.

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At last, some proper Swedish aquavit on our shelves! Flavors of caraway, dill, fennel, and anise are all here, though compared to toastier Danish iterations we Swedes tend to lean heavier on the anise and fennel. It's great in a variety of cocktails as a spicier vodka substitute, but I'll be using this in my ancestral glögg recipe. Glögg is a type of spiked, spiced wine traditionally enjoyed warm during Christmas time, but I suppose you could be unorthodox and enjoy it year-round as a sort of Scandi sangria. Boil 1/2 - 1 cup sugar in 1/2 gal water. Steep spices in cheesecloth at a rolling boil for 20 min. (Peel of one orange, 1/4 cup slivered almonds, 2 tbsp raisins, 1-2 cinnamon sticks, 16 crushed cardamom pods, 16 allspice, 8 cloves.) Let cool, add 4L red wine (nothing special), 1.5L tawny port, and 750mL aquavit Serve warm. Skol!


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