Definitions

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  • noun Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caroway seeds.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of aquavit.

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  • noun Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds

Etymologies

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From a Scandinavian language

Examples

  • “I owe you an akvavit on that,” the American said.

    Terror in Tivoli « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • He also taught him to appreciate jazz music, play Norrlandsknack, and drink akvavit, all of which they enjoyed together at the end of most days given that Jili worked eighty-hour weeks and Olle had no wife or children.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Both policemen raised their glasses of akvavit in a friendly toast.

    Terror in Tivoli « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Bouncing Bounce Deuce and creating a sparse, white brick walled space outfitted with park bench-style booths, large U-shaped leather banquettes, and Calder-esque hanging fixtures, Van's specializing in Northern Euro beers, infused akvavit, and Genever-aided cocktails like the lemon/bitters/roobis-infused vermouth B Side Sling.

    Thrillist: Vandaag: Northern European Eats

  • He also taught him to appreciate jazz music, play Norrlandsknack, and drink akvavit, all of which they enjoyed together at the end of most days given that Jili worked eighty-hour weeks and Olle had no wife or children.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • Both policemen raised their glasses of akvavit in a friendly toast.

    2009 February « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • Bouncing Bounce Deuce and creating a sparse, white brick walled space outfitted with park bench-style booths, large U-shaped leather banquettes, and Calder-esque hanging fixtures, Van's specializing in Northern Euro beers, infused akvavit, and Genever-aided cocktails like the lemon/bitters/roobis-infused vermouth B Side Sling.

    Thrillist: Vandaag: Northern European Eats

  • And why the hell does she want me to serve sweet, sticky Prosecco cocktails instead of my refreshing akvavit and juniper berry punch?

    Confetti Confidential

  • And why the hell does she want me to serve sweet, sticky Prosecco cocktails instead of my refreshing akvavit and juniper berry punch?

    Confetti Confidential

  • Well, I can tell that winter is coming and that I am getting ready to submerge myself in novel-writing, because I just made three half pints of green chili sauce (future enchiladas!) and a quart of tomato akvavit cream sauce for the freezer.

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  • "Sitting there he measured out the laudanum, his practised thumb over the bottle's mouth: a dose suited to the occasion. The first sip startled him extremely. 'Jesus, Mary and Joseph,' he said, 'the troll must use akvavit.' He soon grew used to the different taste, however..."

    —Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 265

    February 29, 2008

  • When I was in high school I was invited to the house of a Norwegian friend's family for New Year's Eve. They served bear meat, and we toasted the new year with akvavit served in shot glasses made of ice. Pretty exotic to a kid from suburban Connecticut.

    February 29, 2008