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The Original Swedish Aquavit

Olof Palme

A Swedish riff on the classic cocktail, Fidel Castro.

O.P. - The Original Swedish Aquavit

With bold but balanced flavors, O.P. Anderson - born in 1891 - is a Swedish icon and the most popular aquavit in Sweden. All through the years, the recipe has stayed the same. But aspirations of quality and craftsmanship in the manufacturing have kept rising. 

Aquavit – The most Swedish drink of them all

Aquavit is a strong spirit originating in the Nordic countries, at least 37.5% in the alcohol strength department, with a dominant taste of caraway, dill, or both. Whether you’ve heard of it, tasted it or had twelve shots of it last night, it is – in our humble opinion – an undervalued classic.

O.P. Anderson Perfect Serve

Pairing beer with aquavit will perfectly lift the flavors of both.

Aquavit in cocktails?

Aquavit is, actually, a good base for cocktails. It has a generous natural base boasting an incredible spice balance. In practice, it has that same something that gin does - it brings more spiciness to the drink. As the dominant tastes are caraway and dill, the spiciness is however different so one needs to be careful with other herbs like mint that overrides the taste of the aquavit.

Crafted in Sweden

In the northern Swedish town of Sundsvall, our brand new distillery houses state-of-the-art equipment living side-by-side with shining copper stills and ancient oak barrels. 

O.P. Tonic

Replace gin with aquavit in your gin and tonic cocktail.

O.P.Anderson on Tour

19th of July at The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans

Join us on the 19th of July at The Old Absinthe House in New Orleans for the next touchdown of the The Original Swedish Aquavit On Tour. We promise there might be drinks. Maybe even food. And quite possibly a bottle or two of the finest aquavit Sweden has to offer. It may coincidentally all be combined into some sort of party-like event where people come together to "have fun". Who knows?