Aquavit makes an excellent Bloody Mary.
Regarding Linie: I have a bottle sitting right in front of me. Dug it out of the liquor cabinet. Years ago we lived in Chicago and during a visit with relatives that were from Norway we got onto the subject of Aquavit. My cousin and I ran down to a liquor store and I bought the last two bottles of Linie from them for $17 each. They told me that the distributor could not get them anymore so I was very excited.
We’ll we killed one of them off that same evening and I brought the second one out here to Colorado when we moved. The same relatives came out here two years ago and we drank about half of the last bottle. Love the stuff! [:D]
There is a story behind Linie and how it got it’s name. Seems years ago the bottler in Norway made a large batch, in casks, to sell in Austrailia. They loaded the boat with all the casks and sailed for months to deliver the load. When they got there, for some reason, they were turned away and had to sail all the way back to Norway with it all. Well, the batch tasted fantastic, better than the previous versions and they attributed that to crossing the equator two times hence, the name Linie, which is "Line" in Norwegian.
From that day forth the aging process time was fixed to equal the duration of the original trip. Yes, alcohol content is 41.5% or 83 proof and was primarily used as an after dinner drink to calm the stomach. I think I got all that right, or close enough.
Made by: Arcus Produkter AS, Oslo, Norway.
Does anyone know if you can buy this in the US again?
Castle Rock, Colorado
This link will tell you what real Aquavit is all about. I drank Linie brand while working in Germany- 41.5 % alcohol by volume.
I always get a kick out of watching people lamming shots of Aquavit, Doornknat, Jaegermeister. They are not to be consumed as shots! These aperitifs were developed as DIGESTIVE AIDS, to be sipped after a hearty meal.
Sundancer7: WOW…886posts…to me, the new boy on the block(Road)…that,s awesome! Keep in mind…I mean-look back in the threads here…and you’ll find my mention of product most widly sold in liquer/package stores across the Country: (AQUAVIT)= LABEL>AALBORG AKVAVIT<@$15.00/5th(green bottle)(white label)…THE ONE, MOST CONSUMMED, IN DENMARK. …No fruit,No modernization, just Basic, But THE FIRST, made with/from carrdomen(distillate x 2). Use IT to make DANISH MARY(s) … and you will "Fall-In-Love"! There I Go Agin… – Still!!! SKOL A*
I am not sure about all the ingredients of aquavit, but what I had in Minneapolis was good. What they did was steep some fruit with vodka for several weeks with some different types of fruit. It made a very good refreshing cocktail before lunch.
Paul E. Smith
Oh man! I haven’t had a gin fizz since my college days! Is the sun across the yardarm yet?
Everyone:(on this Absenthe subject) HEY…I’m really in GOOD company! …makes me feel right at home, real comfortable. Thanks for the nice tip on the bitters. I made a note/filed it accordingly: taped it to the half full bottle I’ll be needing "down the ROAD…." Respect to All, A*
You can get Peychuad’s from these guys. I used to work for the CEO. You should be able to mail order Peychauds. It would be alot more fun to just go to the Monteleone in New Orleans and get one in the Carousel Bar. You could get a Gin Fizz while you are at it. It’s a cocktail kind of town[:p]
Is it illegal is the USA and if so why?
Reminds me of a trip I was making down interstate in West Virginia several years ago. I was traveling with a colleague who was driving and it was around 5:00PM. We were driving on to Charlotte, NC and since it was still quite a distance, I thought I might have my evening libation while my colleague was driving. We found a suitable exit and found the store and went in to make an acquisition. He informed me that it was election day and they could not sell me what I wanted, but he inquired if I might want some MJ[?]. Go figure[:D]
Good ole West Virginia[8D]
Paul E. Smith
VibrationGuy/Sundancer7 and SeafarerJohn: Man-o-Man…from "Good & Plenty" to .."ferel pigs" to who knows what’s next? Who knows…we might hear from someone "across the pond" where IT was recently legalized; France I think. By the way John, were you able to to get that SAZARAC you sought last week? …followed by the Martini? That N’Orleans classic is very difficult to locate made correctly. P’EYCHAUD Bitters is a must. Maybe we can talk about that down the "ROAD…."! Regards to All, A*
It doesn’t take many – overproof and underfed = bad dreams. I figurd the pigs would be taking their revenge at some point; I didn’t think it would be sooner rather than later.
VibrationGuy: Regarding the feral pigs chasing you for sport in your dreams, how many drinks did you have of the vile liquid?
Paul E. Smith
The herbaceous green absinthes can be downright odd. They’re patent mixes of botanicals unique to the producer, and the complexity puts gin to shame. I’ve pondered said complexity many times, the first time at the cocktail hour, and the second time……a bit later, with dreams of feral pigs chasing me through the streets of small Mediterranean villages for sport.
Michael: "odd" was probably a poor word choice – the basic anise flavor of absinthe is certainly not unusual, not even in the world of spirits what with all of the absinthe-substitutes that are out there. And it’s a flavor I tend to like, actually. It’s just that with the sugar, anise flavor and alcohol, the sense of (as I said before) doing shots and chowing on Good ‘n’ Plenty was definitely unusual once a certain amount had been consumed! But there’s nothing wrong with that, nor did I mean to denigrate the drink. And I daresay not many of us who eat chicken are unfamiliar with the Rhode Island Red – if I’m not mistaken, it’s still one of the most prominent breeds. There’s nothing at all odd about my name, by the way, which is what "jgleduc" represents. It’s not the French-Canadian equivalent of "John Smith", but it’s not too far off, either.
jgleduc: I respect your take on the absenthe spirit. (As always, "really I do") Keep in mind however, IT’s All relative. Take a/an anything from our/your familiar way to another place, and it may be Odd to those there. What we like best, is what we are most familiar with. (Like "Rhode Island Reds" and Certain Seafood in your neck of the woods.) I Know that you KNOW these obvious things,but find it hard to apply to the Absenthe thing. By-the-way, isn’t jgleduc ODD? I guess NOT…in the Cybor World. PEACE! A*
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