Sunday, October 10, 2010
Latest : Absolut "Supsked"
In Sweden people have been drinking vodka (aqua vitae), "water of life" - since the end of the 15th century. Originally, it was taken for medicinal purposes to protect against diseases like the plagus and gout. At that time, taking a dram, a nip or a tot, meant drinking as much as you could swallow in a single gulp, in much the same way as you ate a spoonful of soup. In those days vodka was often flavoured with syrup or sugar. Various kinds of cups, goblets and bowls of wood, pewter or silver were used, and the "supsked" itself remained common in Sweden up to the 19th century. ABSOLUT "Supsked" - 20ml - made of polished stainless steel and designed in Ahus, the home of ABSOLUT VODKA.