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!
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I ❤ lingonberries!! The fruit of my people!! They’re great on Swedish pancakes. When we lived in CA, I used to be able to find a lingonberry liquor called Lillehammer. Haven’t seen that in years! Your drink is gorgeous, and no doubt, delicious! I’ll have to pick up some lingonberry juice if I’m ever in IKEA (which, I’ll admit hasn’t been for YEARS — all of a sudden, I’m craving their Swedish meatballs, though!) Salud!
Haha- I’m glad you’re such a lingonberry enthusiast! If you ever try this cocktail out, let me know.
Now I really learned something new, how much I like that. Great, thank you for this post. I might try this cocktail when I find all ingredients.
Yes! Let me know if you do try it. Cheers.
I’ve never had a ligonberry, and since there are no IKEA’s I’m not sure where I would find one. Maybe Whole Foods?
I’ve only had it in this concentrate, and even though it’s sweetened when they make the juice, it’s still not as sweet as some of the more popular berries out there. Whole Foods may have it, but you could even try somewhere like Amazon.
I’ll be on the look out. Good to know that you use homemade sweet and sour and not the awful store bought stuff. Cheers!