akvavit :

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  • n  Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds

  • Bootleggers turned up furtively with the popular Brnnvin akvavit, asking $20 for the bottle which normally sells for $5.
  • Sweden's Ingmar Bergman seldom warms the heart, but in 1947, when he made this burningly romantic little picture, he still had akvavit in his veins.
  • Finland's Alcohol Monopoly Board upped the already high price of liquor 50%, and was immediately charged by its akvavit and vodka-loving populace with war profiteering.

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