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Aquavit in Cocktails
During the recent years, aquavit has gained strong foothold in the bursting cocktail scene in northern Europe. Bartenders around Scandinavia are mixing tasty and interesting cocktails from aquavit.
What is the difference between a shot and schnapps?
Shot, schnapps... as we say in Finland: a beloved child has many names! But is there indeed a difference in them? And how cold they should be? How fast a shot bottle can be chilled? Altia's Brand Ambassador Mikael Karttunen answers the tricky questions.
The home bartender’s seven tips on making punch
Home-made, low-alcohol punches and drinks are growing in popularity. They are surprisingly quick and easy to make when you follow an established recipe and remember a few important rules of thumb. Check out these tips from Anora bartender Mikael Karttunen.
The best shot combinations
Mixing of different shot liqueurs can be fun and rewarding - but you might also face a hiccup. Learn the safe bets for combining shots.
How to choose tonic water for gin & tonic?
The old classic, the gin and tonic, remains highly popular. But what kind of gin and what kind of tonic water should be mixed together for the best possible result? And what other cocktails can tonic water be used in?
List of flammable shots
What about flammable shots? You've all seen those but perhaps wondered how it works and foremost, how it changes the drink. Setting alcohol on fire might have many purposes. Note! It can also be very dangerous so always take needed precautions.
How is Koskenkorva Vodka made?
Koskenkorva Vodka is distilled at Koskenkorva village in Finnish Ostrobottnia. Our operations are sustainable, we use barley that comes from within 200 kilometer radius and pure Finnish spring water.
What a zero waste bar – or a bar which generates almost no waste at all – looks like?
Zero waste, sustainable development, carbon footprints, and climate change have us all talking. But what does zero waste translate into in practice in the job of a bartender? Koskenkorva Vodka Global Brand Ambassador Mikael Karttunen explains.
Top 5 quirky bars in the Nordics
There are many great bars around the Nordics. We listed five bars that are top quality and packed with personality.