December 02, 2021

Christmas Calendar 2021 Day 2 - Christmas aquavita


During the years I have trying out different many different recipes on Christmas aquavita (Christmas aquavita with spices & Christmas aquavita a la Mette Blomsterberg), but my preferred recipe is this one on Christmas aquavit, which for me has the simple and the best taste. I have the recipe from my Godmother.

As this Christmas aquavita requires some time for infusion, you need to get started on this aquavita, so it ready for Christmas and the many various Christmas lunches either before or after Christmas Eve.

This Christmas aquavit has a wonderful flavour of orange without being sweet. And it goes very well with the cold and warm dishes served at Christmas.

I find, that the glass with the dried orange peel and the aquavit looks like modern art, perhaps you could call it food art ?

This year I have decided to replace the Brøndum Snaps with plain vodka, as some people will dislike the flavour coming from the Brøndum clear snaps. 

I have also decided to test out a liqueur version of this Christmas Aquavita by adding in a few spoonful of sugar. 

Christmas Aquavit:
  • 0.35 l plain vodka
  • 2 organic oranges
  1. Peel the oranges with potato peeler, avoid to have to much of the white part of the peel.
  2. Dry the peel at 100'C in the oven for 1-1½ hours - the peel most not be burned.
  3. Place the dried peel in 1 l glass
  4. Add the vodka.
  5. Be patient for 14 days before removing the peel and the aquavit is ready for consumption.

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