- Level of Instruction
- Ages 21+
Aquavit is a traditional Scandinavian spirit with centuries of tradition and celebration. Each of the Scandinavian countries has their own preferred style(s) of aquavit, and people also often make their own homemade versions. In this class we will learn about aquavit and a handful of Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish aquavit traditions (including drinking songs!). Participants will choose herbs and spices to start their own aquavit steeping and will learn two aquavit cocktail recipes.
The listed class time includes one Zoom session on Friday, November 19 (7:00-8:00pm CT).
Supplies: Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection. You will be sent the the ingredients list and class preparation approximately one week before the class in order to prepare. Recipes will be shared with participants after the live Zoom class.
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's email address or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.
Enrollment Deadline: November 12, 2021
About the Instructor
Emily Vikre is the co-founder and CEO of Vikre Distillery in Duluth, Minnesota, makers of award-winning aquavits and gins amongst other spirits. She is also the author of Camp Cocktails – easy, fun, and delicious drinks for the great outdoors. As a Norwegian-American dual citizen, Emily has always been steeped in the culture and cuisine of Scandinavia. Her favorite activities are sharing meals with friends, cross-country skiing, dancing ballet, and painting. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota, with her husband, two young sons, and a dog named Squid.
Learn more: Find out more about Emily and New Nordic Cuisine in this interview and order her book Camp Cocktails: Easy, Fun, And Delicious Drinks For The Great Outdoors here.