If you ever travel to Scandinavia in the holiday period, you will soon discover the Danes’ love for strong spirits. The preferred label is Brøndum’s ‘Rød Aalborg’ also known as ‘snaps’ or ‘akvavit’. The alcohol percentage is about 45% so needless to say, you have a rather jolly evening (that is if you don’t pass out after the first two shots--trust me, I speak from experience).
You have to drink this clear spirit as cool as possible, which is why we store it in the freezer for a smoother throat run.
I love this really 80’s glam film commercial above. It is the perfect Scandinavian picnic with all its free-living hippie vibes. Please ask for the red label and drink with care.