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Aquavit

The Norwegian "water of life" contains spices, herbs, and around 40% alcohol. It is a common Christmas drink always present during festivities

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The name of Norwegian national alcoholic drink Aquavit is derived from the Latin "aqua vitae". Distilled from potatoes the drink is flavoured with various herbs and spices including cardamon, providing its dominant flavour, fennel, anise, cumin, and also lemon and orange peels. The drink is aged in oak casks and acquires yellowish or brownish hue.

Although this flavoury alcoholic water of life is available in Norway year-round, the main season is Christmas time starting from November to early January.

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