1/6 Photos of Andreas Viestad's Mock Aquavit
It’s often difficult to find aquavit here in the liquor stores of the United States. So if you have a hankering for that potent liquor, here’s a substitute for you. :) You can experiment with all sorts of flavors, not just caraway. Recipe adapted from "Kitchen of Light: New Scandinavian Cooking with Andreas Viestad" by Andres Viestad. Prep time includes infusion.
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- 1Open the vodka bottle, add all the remaining ingredients, and cover tightly.
- 2Let stand in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 weeks, shaking every 3 or 4 days – how long you let it sit depends on how strong you want it, so taste it after 2 weeks to see if you want to let it go longer.
- 3When it’s as strong as you’d like, strain the solids through a sieve and discard them, then transfer the aquavit back into the bottle.
- 4To serve: place your aquavit in the freezer until chilled and you can also place your 1 ounce tall glasses in the refrigerator until chilled – then serve (ask your Scandinavian friends about toasting practices with aquavit, as it can be rather complicated).
- 5Note: some people prefer non-potato vodka – use whatever you like.
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Nutritional Facts for Andreas Viestad's Mock Aquavit
Serving Size: 1 (955 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2208.2
- Calories from Fat 21
- Total Fat 2.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 14.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 2.4 g
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