today the D in DIY stands for drink!
A few months ago I was at Ikea and I decided to buy some of the lingonberry drink concentrate they sell. You can mix it with water or club soda to make juice or pop, but I figured why not mix it with alcohol? I choose Absolut vodka for this recipe for Swedish authenticity, but if you don’t care about authenticity you could use non-Swedish vodka.
1 oz Absolut vodka
4 oz orange juice (I used Orangina but regular orange juice is fine, I just like bubbles)
3/4 oz Ikea “Saft Lingon” Lingonberry syrup
In a Sommarfint glass (or rocks glass, whatever), pour the vodka and orange juice over ice and stir. Slowly pour the lingonberry syrup so it settles at the bottom of the glass. I actually had some trouble with this (ie I spilled it everywhere) so I created a “sunrising” tool by putting a small funnel into a bubble tea straw, but maybe you’ll have better luck than me. Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy while kicking back on your Klippan sofa to celebrate successfully assembling your Expedit shelving unit. Just try not to spill it on your Lack coffee table because you know liquid will warp the heck out of that thing. Skål!