In addition to ABBA, SAAB and Carlson, who lives on the roof, Sweden has given thousands of people the opportunity to visit their cities with magnificent examples of medieval architecture, go skiing in perfectly manicured resorts and enjoy shopping during Christmas sales without crowds of suffering, like in Italy or Austria. By the way, Sweden's drinks and its solid cuisine are a good reason to wait in a cozy cafe for a wife or girlfriend, who lingers in the mall, choosing a cute down jacket.
The country has customs rules that allow the import of alcohol more than a liter for spirits. You can grab two liters of wine or beer, but it is much more pleasant to taste Swedish alcohol, which is sold in specialized stores and served in all establishments. The prices for alcohol in the country will not seem low, but the quality of the products offered for this money can be obtained the most excellent. A bottle of vodka in a local supermarket will cost no less than 25 euros, and wine - about 5-8 euros. This is due to the high excise taxes on alcohol, which grow in proportion to the strength of the drink..
National drink of Sweden
The main alcoholic brand of the northern state is the famous vodka «Absolute», the production of which was started back in 1879. This national drink of Sweden was born under the influence of another called «Absolute Renat Brenwin», which in translation meant - brewed wine of absolute purity. It was decided to emphasize the Swedish roots of the new drink, which was the success of the bottle design developers. Its shape was spied on in a regular pharmacy and is very similar to a simple medicine bottle. There is no label on the bottle of Swedish vodka, which allows you to see its contents of perfect purity. Today the concern produces many varieties of the drink, the most popular among them are:
- Kurant - with a delicate taste of black currant and a rather bright aroma.
- Peppar - with a black pepper flavor.
- Citron - with citrus aftertaste and aroma.
- Raspberri - with a raspberry hue on the palate.
Swedish alcoholic beverages
Vodka is not the only preference of Swedes who want to celebrate a holiday, sit with friends or relax. Other Swedish alcoholic beverages that are respected by the locals are beer, dry and fortified wines and gin. During the Christmas holidays, the entire nation actively prepares and consumes glögg - a drink similar to mulled wine, which is based on black currant juice, spices, orange peel and wine or cognac..