Let's Celebrate! Midsummer

Let’s Celebrate: A Holiday Origins Podcast

Jun 19 2023 • 27 mins

In this episode your host Rusty Brown will be discussing the Scandinavian holiday, Midsummer. The traditional way of celebrating that's mostly still celebrated today and dispelling some myths that some people might associate with Midsummer.

The CeLibation for this episode is a take on a Bee Norwegian from heritagedistilling.com

To make this CeLibation you need:

    • 2oz Aquavit or Aquadiente Antioqueño (or an herbed spirit that you have available to you)

      1oz Honey Simple Syrup

      1oz Lime Juice

    • Pour all ingredients in a shaker, over ice. Shake and strain. Garnish with a lemon wheel if you're feeling fancy.

For a mocktail, mix the honey simple syrup and lime juice add ice and either still or sparkling water or Sprite for a Honey Limeade


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References:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midsummer

https://visitsweden.com/what-to-do/culture-history-and-art/swedish-traditions/midsummer-tradition/midsummer/

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/discover/history/history-of-summer-solstice-traditions

https://www.almanac.com/content/midsummer-day

https://www.nordicvisitor.com/blog/celebrating-the-solstice-midsummer-in-the-nordics/

https://sweden.se/culture/celebrations/midsummer

https://screenrant.com/midsommar-movie-true-story-real-life-swedish-festival/#:~:text=Ari%20Aster's%20Midsommar%20is%20partially,cult%20activities%20in%20the%20movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_John%27s_Eve

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maypole

https://heritagedistilling.com/blogs/recipes/bee-norwegian-aquavit-cocktail

https://hive.blog/hive-148441/@yidneth/midsummer-and-the-magical-fern-flower-summer-solstice-myths-and-legends

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%84ttestupa

https://screenrant.com/midsommar-movie-bear-meaning-explained/

https://www.laits.utexas.edu/sami/diehtu/siida/religion/bear.htm


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