The most popular spirit in Scandinavian countries, more commonly known as akvavit or schnapps (schnapps, snaps). It is a colorless distillate made from grain or potatoes and may be flavored with a variety of spices such as aniseed, coriander seeds, fennel seed, dill, cumin seeds, caraway seeds or bitter orange rinds and usually bottled at 40-45% alcohol. Also See Kummel See Goldwasser, See Gin. How to serve: Aquavit should be served like good vodka, "ice-cold and neat" from a receptacle no bigger than a shot glass. The bottle should be kept in the freezer, prior to serving. It makes a superb wintertime apertif, especially for guests who have just come in from the cold.