Recipe for an Absolut Summer

29 Jun
2010

It was Monday after Midsommar and I had nothing better to do than visit the museum with Andrew and his family who are here to visit Stockholm. After two hours in the museum (more on that later), we headed to the Absolut Ice Bar near central station.
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It was 25C outside and sunny in Stockholm. In the ice bar it was -5C and required a funny coat and mittens that don’t warm you up. To say the least, visiting the frigid weather was refreshing and cooling. Wearing a short skirt and high heels is not recommended though.

If you are visiting Stockholm and enjoy Absolut vodka and ice sculptures then visit the Ice Bar at the Nordic Sea Hotel. Booking online is 25kr cheaper than going straight to the door. Who doesn’t love a deal! You can book at least one hour ahead of time. Go here to book. Prices to visit the Ice Bar:
Online pre-booked sessions: SEK 170 per person.
• Pre-booked session on sight or by telephone: SEK 180 per person.
• Drop-in sessions: SEK 195 per person.
• Guests staying at Nordic Sea Hotel: SEK 150 per person.
• Entrance with alcohol-free coctail: SEK 140 per person.
Evidently even being a guest at the hotel doesn’t give you a free ride.

absolut scary fish
The cost covers entrance into the bar and one drink. They have wild concoctions and being a true Swede myself, I ordered the Absolut Captain made of frozen lingonberries, lingonberry juice, and Absolut 100. Oh yea, the real shit.

Note to self, in the frozen bar you don’t feel buzzed at all. Outside, 30 minutes later, pushing your bike up Götgatan as old people pass you by, is when the buzz hits you.

My recipe for an Absolut Summer
1 part museum visit – to feel cultural
2 parts sunshine
1 part frozen bar & drink
1 jigga buzzed walk with bicycle
1 part happiness

Stir together and enjoy!

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5 Responses to Recipe for an Absolut Summer

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Ellen

June 29th, 2010 at 18:39

It’s spelled lingon…

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Sapphire

June 29th, 2010 at 21:45

Hahaha, i always spell lingon as ligon. Not sure why. Thanks Ellen :)

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Debbie

June 30th, 2010 at 08:09

Hey Sapphire,
I had the same experience in the ice bar last summer. It was pretty fun to visit an ice bar in the middle of (warm) summer and the drink was very nice. As easy to drink as lemonade haha.

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darklight

June 30th, 2010 at 13:42

looking forward to visit this bar soooo much!!

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Sapphire

July 1st, 2010 at 14:40

Debbie – Yep! I drank my Absolut Captain like delicious adult lemonade.

Darklight – Definite a great experience, for 15 minutes at least :)

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