Sheringham Akvavit in Nuvo Magazine - Summer 2018
Apparently, it isn’t hard to make aquavit. The spirit—a kind of Nordic gin goosed with licorice-y caraway, fennel, and anise—has roots going back centuries and spreading throughout Scandinavia. The Internet tells me that for all that history, every aquavit is essentially the same: a base spirit macerated with herbs and a bit of citrus. Emboldened, I head to my kitchen and whip up a batch in a spare Mason jar to add to an upcoming blind tasting party. Easy, right?