The first time I saw lingonberry concentrate, my first thought was “What the hell is a lingonberry?” I was in high school and had never heard of it, mostly because I didn’t frequent stores like IKEA where lingonberry products abound. Popular in Scandinavian dishes, it’s no surprise that I now go to IKEA to pick it up whenever I’m feeling a cocktail that’s a little different. This particular creation is one that I thoroughly enjoyed the first time I tried it; it can be served straight up or on the rocks, as it’s strong enough to hold its own against some melting ice cubes. I think both the color and flavor make it perfect for this time of year, though for those of you who are always looking for fruity drinks that aren’t too sweet, this is a dream all year round. No sugary Appletinis to be found here. Try it out and let me know what you think!