Summer and Safts

We serve safts all summer long at Sjölinds. It is the Scandinavian answer to a refreshing and cooling summer-time beverage.  It is a bit like a lemonade but it uses different fruits: rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, currants, elderberries and even cherries if our cherry trees produce a bumper crop.  

But what is saft? It's fruit that has been boiled instead of what we are used to, pressed. By boiling it you get lots more juice and a fuller flavor out of the fruit. 

A tall glass, a bit of ice and plenty of saft; taken outdoors with some summertime reading, that is a perfect afternoon.