Aquavit & Schnapps

 

There’s more to it than just cumin schnapps and Gammel Dansk! Jómfrúin has a variety of Aquavits from Denmark (selvfølgelig) but also from Norway, Sweden and of course, from Iceland. Like the open sandwiches, the schnapps is available in two sizes, or as she calls them: the humble one and the generous one.

Jómfrúin offers an excellent variety of schnapps and has the largest selection of aquavits in the country.

Aquavit and schnapps

Schnapps is a general definition of any spiced spirit, including aquavit. But let it be clear that not all schnapps can be called aquavit. The European Union has stipulated that the flavour of aquavit should primarily come from cumin or dill and alcoholic strength should be at least 37.5%. Jómfrúin offers a magnificent selection of schnapps and the largest selection of aquavit in the country.

Why schnapps?

Schnapps helps to digest high-fat food and aquavit is great with herring, salmon, mackerel, caviar and shellfish. Dark schnapps suits heavier food like minced beefsteak and onions. When you drink schnapps along with food, you bring out all kinds of exciting taste.

Bottoms up?

Jómfrúin wants it to be clear that it is custom to take tiny sips of aquavit instead of downing it all at once, though surely that can count as a sign of a strong person. Aquavit can vary as much as whiskey and therefore you should try to feel the taste and get to know the different and wonderful variations of it.

Warm up by drinking a chilled one or…

There is something refreshing about drinking aquavit straight from the freezer from a frozen glass but the taste is toned down when the aquavit is cooled or frozen. Generally, strong, light schnapps can be frozen while the room temperature fits better with darker and more gold aquavit.

Aquavit and schnapps!

Schnapps is a general definition of any spiced spirit, including aquavit. But let it be clear that not all schnapps can be called aquavit. The European Union has stipulated that the flavour of aquavit should primarily come from cumin or dill and alcoholic strength should be at least 37.5%. Jómfrúin offers a magnificent selection of schnapps and the largest selection of aquavit in the country.

Why schnapps?

Schnapps helps to digest high-fat food and aquavit is great with herring, salmon, mackerel, caviar and shellfish. Dark schnapps suits heavier food like minced beefsteak and onions. When you drink schnapps along with food, you bring out all kinds of exciting taste.

Bottoms up?

Jómfrúin wants it to be clear that it is custom to take tiny sips of aquavit instead of downing it all at once, though surely that can count as a sign of a strong person. Aquavit can vary as much as whiskey and therefore you should try to feel the taste and get to know the different and wonderful variations of it.

Warm up by drinking a chilled one or…

There is something refreshing about drinking aquavit straight from the freezer from a frozen glass but the taste is toned down when the aquavit is cooled or frozen. Generally, strong, light schnapps can be frozen while the room temperature fits better with darker and more gold aquavit.

Opening Times

ALL DAYS
11:00 – 22:00

Location

Lækjargata 4, 101 Reykjavík

Telephone

+354 55 10 100

Email

jomfruin@jomfruin.is

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