Today I got these fabulous red drinking glasses! I love them, they're just like the blue ones in Nora's kitchen and goes perfectly with the plates I got yesterday.
In a larger scale doll's house these glasses could be used as shot-glasses for Aquavit. (From Latin: Aqua vitae - drink of life, "akevitt" in Norwegian) Most Norwegian Christmas meals are rather heavy (with much fat), so it's usual to have a glass of aquavit with them to ease the digestion.
I'm not much of a drinker, so I have just tasted it a few times, but aquavit is an important part of Scandinavian drinking culture. It typically contains 40% alcohol by volume and is made from potatoes. It is flavoured with herbs such as caraway seeds, bog myrtle, anise, dill, fennel, and coriander, with caraway as the dominant flavour.
The earliest known reference to aquavit is found in a 1531 letter from the Danish Lord of Bergenshus castle, Eske Bille to Olav Engelbrektsson the last Archbishop of Norway. The letter, dated April 13, is accompanying a package: "[...] Dear lord, will your grace know that I send your grace some water with Jon Teiste which is called Aqua vite and helps the same water for all his illness that a man can have internally. [...]"
To the left: A bottle of the Norwegian Linie akevitt (Line aquavite)
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