Makes: about 8 oz. aquavit • Time: 5 minutes, plus 2 days infusing
Aquavit is vodka that’s been infused with aromatics. The process is easy to do yourself! Simply allow your seasonings—fruit (apples, pears, berries, etc.), spices (cinnamon, allspice, caraway, cardamom, etc.), or a combination of both all work well—to sit in a bottle of vodka for several days. Once the preparation is ready, drink it as it or mix into a cocktail. Here, curating chef Emma Bengtsson infuses vodka with licorice from the Sweden Box.
- 8 oz. vodka
- One 1.4 oz package Lakritsfabriken sweet licorice
In a jar, combine the vodka and licorice. Seal with a tight lid and chill in the freezer for 2 days.