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Sma Gra (Små Grå) in the US?

Nosher Sep 28, 2006 08:53 PM

I've made my own with Tyrkisk Peber candies and good vodka, but I've been hoping to find a source for premixed Små Grå in the US. Any leads?

(And if you don't know what Små Grå is, it is a Scandinavian shot made from very salty liquorice dissolved in spirits. Fantastic stuff, especially when it's straight out of the freezer!)


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  1. warrenr RE: Nosher Oct 5, 2006 08:42 PM

    I highly doubt that this is available in the US. The only liquorice drink I've seen lately is Ventina, a sweet Italian liqueur.

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      houndgirl RE: Nosher Oct 5, 2006 08:48 PM

      Sounds interesting! If you're looking for salty licorice, the (in)famous Zingerman's deli in Ann Arbor, MI carries some from Finland.


      Just search for "licorice".

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        fnarf RE: Nosher Oct 17, 2006 01:58 AM

        Wow, I'm going to have to get my Swedish contacts on this one. I LOVE salt licorice, a taste which has more than once gotten me ostracized in my peer group. This sounds good!

        1. lax2mia RE: Nosher Oct 23, 2006 08:47 PM

          Holy cow! I haven't heard about sma gra (I always thought it was spelled smogro) since college. I had a roommate from Copenhagen and he'd make the infusion all the time. We'd use vodka primarily and once used aquavit to disasterous results. I think it was due to the lack of Scandanavian spirits in Spain that we reverted to vodka, but it was good nonetheless. In my travels I've never come across a premade concoction. But now that you've reminded me of it I'll be on the lookout.

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