aqua vitae suecicus's finest akvavit

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aqua vitae suecicus's finest akvavit

Postby aqua vitae » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:05 pm

Here is the recipe for my favourite akvavit. I originally found this recipe on the web in Swedish and will now try to translate it for you. It's a copy of the brand Falu Brännvin that is no longer made.
It's both sweet and a little bit bitter and with elegant anise and citrus flavour.

Pour 70 cl (1.5 pints) of your finest 40% ABV neutral in a one litre container with a pretty big opening.
*1 tsp whole caraway
*1 tsp whole fennel
*1 whole star anise
*15 g (.5 oz ) of bitter orange peels

Let macerate for a week and the filter it.
Add 1 dl (7 tbsp) sugar and let i melt.

Now add some more neutral. This is a question of how strong flavour you like but I add about 25 cl (.5 pint) or so.

To add some body and sourness add 4 cl (8 tsp) full bodied Scotch and the juice from half a lemon.

It's ready to drink right away but the taste gets better if it's allowed to rest for a while.


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