Midsommar may be the biggest holiday in Sweden, celebrated rain or shine, to hail the arrival of summer.
As important as the food is the drinks that accompany it. For my Swede it has to be 3.5% beer and ice cold schnapps. We had vodka on hand. There is an order to how you are supposed to eat the food and then take a drink, but the drink comes with a song. We sang the one about the frog.
All of this adds up to one happy Swede.
Note: Swedish strawberries with cream are also a midsommar menu staple but we didn’t indulge this year. And I have yet to have to band of flowers around my head.