News 2021 - The Drinkable Country
Drinks tourism in Sweden is moving outdoors and offers a unique experience of Swedish flavours. Both foreign and Swedish tourists can now enjoy unique Swedish drinks experiences at 17 tables in some of Sweden’s most scenic and peaceful spots.
The Drinkable Country is a fabulous dive into the huge range of flavours growing wild in the Swedish countryside. The drinks recipes have been created by some of Sweden’s leading mixologists including Josefine Thorén from the prize winning Bar Bruno in Gothenburg. Other drinks masters are Rebecka Lithander, the acclaimed sommelier now working at the award winning restaurant Mutantur in Malmö, bartenders from Tjoget in Stockholm and Emil Åreng who most recently was at the Cadier Bar in the historic Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
Every table’s range and offer varies depending on which region typical nature inspired and artisan drinks the individual businesses have chosen to showcase. There could be anything from half day experiences where you can learn about natural ingredients and how they can be used to create exciting new drinks, drink menus or tasting menus to simpler alternatives such as locally produced cordial, juice, beer or other drinks. In West Sweden the tables by the Göta Canal and in Ramsvik offer drinks experiences.
The aim is to highlight local Swedish flavours and create do-it-yourself recipes based on ingredients from the wild Swedish pantry of over 100 million hectares. The initiative is an extension of The Edible Country, the world’s largest do-it-yourself gourmet restaurant with recipes created by Michelin Star chefs, which Visit Sweden launched in 2019. The dining concept has been expanded to include a drinks experience. As with the food the idea is that guests create their own drinks with recipes from expert mixologists, using other locally made drinks and natural ingredients found near the tables.
Through The Drinkable Country Sweden is extending an invitation to all, to come and experience Swedish nature and enjoy world class food and/or drinks at the same time. An opportunity made possible by Sweden’s unique Right of Public Access which gives everyone the freedom to roam in the countryside, as long as we behave responsibly towards the natural environment and respect land owners and other visitors.
Read more about The Drinkable Country on Visit Sweden's website
The table - Ramsvik
Ramsvikslandet is a nature reserve, and with its breathtaking views of the sea will create a food and nature experience you’ll remember for a long time. The table stands on Ramsvik, around 90 minutes north of Gothenburg, and only 11 km from the island of Smögen.
The table - Göta Canal
It’s not surprising that the Göta Canal was voted Swedish Construction of the Century. The table stands in a shady forest glade near Norrqvarn Hotel & Conference, around two hours north east of Gothenburg.