from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strong clear Scandinavian liquor distilled from potato or grain mash and flavored with caraway seed.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Scandinavian liquor that is 40% alcohol and distilled from potato or grain mash. Also called akvavit.
- n. A Polish, Ukrainian, or Russian drink that is a precursor or variant of vodka. Also called okovita.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caroway seeds; -- also called akvavit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds
The smorgasbord, Sweden's gastronomic treasure, evolved out of something called the "aquavit buffet" or the "vodka table."
But to many of us native-born Americans, the ability to speak something besides English remains as exotic as drinking aquavit or kava.
The Scandinavian pairing of pickled mackerel and aquavit $14 counterbalances two intense flavors.
And no place to be unless you're mad for herring and aquavit.
The brunch set comes with coffee or tea, plus mimosa, bloody mary, or a shot of aquavit.
Something Scandinavian would be nice, like pickled anything with an aquavit, lingonberry, dill sauce, but call it glaze.
Served on a wooden slab, I sampled hearty rye bread topped with fried herring, cured salmon and curry chicken salad and I made sure to have a glass of the housemade elderberry aquavit.
Instead of brandy, most Swedish recipes calls for aquavit, a distilled spirit frequently flavored with caraway seeds.
If you want to play, instead of brandy try using Swedish aquavit, a caraway flavored vodka popular in Scandinavia.
I was happily surprised to see an aquavit, Lysholm Linie from Norway, listed at #2 in the category of Vodka, Aquavit, & Neutral Grain Spirits; was Pacult sending some kind of a message to vodka producers?
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