Finnish Long Drink got its start in 1952 at the Helsinki Summer Games, when organizers wanted something cheap and easy to serve visitors. What they came up with: citrus soda with some gin it. The Long Drink Company, based in New York, is basically the same idea, a mix of grapefruit soda, “juniper berry flavors,” and gin.
And that’s exactly what it tastes like: a San Pellegrino Pompelmo with the lightest splash of gin in it. The juniper element is very, very mild — it almost disappears into the grapefruit — but there is a slight herbal character that evokes a London Dry gin martini as much as it evokes Scandinavia. It lingers particularly on the finish.
Refreshing and unexpected, yet simple, The Finnish Long Drink is a nice alternative to hard seltzers, cider, and other fruit-forward alcoholic beverages.
Now available at all Happy Harry’s locations is the new Midsummer 8-pack sampler from Long Drink that includes the NEW Peach Flavor!
Finnish Midsummer (Summer Solstice) is a celebration held to enjoy the long magical nights when the sun never sets in Finland. Midsummer is celebrated by hanging outside with family and friends in the countryside with bonfires, saunas and swimming in the lakes – all with a Long Drink in hand!
8-pack Sampler includes:
Traditional Citrus x 4
Peach x 2
Cranberry x 2
Cheers – Kippis!