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Sep 28, 2006 08:53 PM

Sma Gra (Små Grå) in the US?

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

    1. 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".

      1. 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. 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.