Finland has a great drink that you really should try if you ever make it to that part of the world. No, not salmiakki kossu (That drink is disgusting) I am talking about Lonkero, the Finnish Gin Long Drink.
In Finland, the term "long drink" or lonkero (which also means "tentacle") refers exclusively to a mixed drink made from gin and, most commonly, grapefruit soda. Originally developed for the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, as of 2007 the Hartwall Original Gin Long Drink remains the most popular single product sold by Finnish state monopoly Alko, outselling even Koskenkorva, the most popular Finnish vodka. - Wikipedia
Since Lonkero is not available in the US, you will have to make your own.
- Two shots of gin
- Grapefruit soda (Can be found at Trader Joes)
- Top with a splash of tonic water (optional)
Pour into a glass full of ice.
I think I will need a double serving to get through tonight's Presidential debate. Friday night? WTF???