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Bit by a Fox Podcast

The Bit by a Fox Podcast is all about booze. Each week, host Prairie Rose, founder of the award winning spirits and cocktail blog Bit by a Fox, will talk cocktails, drinking culture, imbibing through history, and what’s trending today in the world of intoxicants. She’ll talk to the personalities behind the booze, experts in their field, and supercool people who are fun to drank with. They’ll chat about the trends, how we got here, and the ultimate cocktail party fodder - the hidden stories behind the booze. Follow the Bit by a Fox blog for updates, recipes and show news. And @bitbyafox on Instagram for behind the scenes. Hosted by Prairie Rose. Produced and engineered by Anna Tivell. Music from Human Worldwide.

Nov 9, 2018

Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit that has been produced since the 15th century and yet we’re still getting familiar with it in the states. Thanks to a renewed interest in heritage spirits, the growing and ever curious cocktail culture, and a smattering of new brands on the market, Aquavit is making its way into bars and on cocktail menus across the country. One of those exciting new brands helping to pave the way is the Swedish Åhus Akvavit, also the Los Angeles brand partner in The seventh annual Aquavit Week, a week-long celebration of the signature spirit of Scandinavia. For this week’s episode I interview Malina Bickford veteran bartender, writer and US Brand Manager for Åhus Akvavit. One of the biggest supporters of Aquavit Week in Los Angeles is where we decided to record this episode, in Downtown LA’s RedBird Restaurant. Drinks director Tobin Shea has led an award-winning Bar Program that features a variety of aquavit brands and aquavit cocktails. Tobin also joins us later into the episode, shares the Åhus Akvavit cocktail featured on the menu for Aquavit Week and helps to explain how he likes to incorporate aquavit into cocktails. 

This week’s cocktail recipe:

Aquavit Gimlet
2 oz aquavit
3/4 oz lime
1/2 oz simple
Shake all ingredients over ice until well chilled, strain into a cocktail glass. garnish with a lime wheel.