What could possibly be better than sharing and enjoying in life’s simpler pleasures with friends and loved ones?
This idea is at the heart of the Scandinavian lifestyle trends that many in contemporary culture have come to embrace. In an ever-present, all-encompassing quest to create this “just right” feeling when entertaining guests, star mixologist Selma Slabiak celebrates her Danish heritage by combining her personal and professional ethos for conviviality and togetherness with her expert, innovative knowledge of foraging and farm-to-table practice to present inventive drink and cocktail recipes in one multi- faceted book. Slabiak shares with her readers elevated bartending expertise and finesse, layering familiar and unusual flavors and ingredients, along with Scandinavian traditions and nostalgic stories from her childhood in Denmark, in an inspiring, delicious, and original recipe book of Nordic-based cocktails—so we can all capture the extraordinary in the everyday.
Born and raised in Denmark, Selma Slabiak came to New York in 2007 to make a name for herself in the cocktail world. Since then, she has been Head Bartender at acclaimed Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant, Aska, overseeing the innovative bar program. With other stints at Donna Cocktail Club and various esteemed cocktail bars in Brooklyn and Manhattan, she has been crafting original and exciting drink menus rooted in Nordic ingredients and techniques. She shares her love of nature and storytelling through her medium of choice—the mixed drink.