But if you really want to experience the full pleasure of enjoying the traditional Danish lunch buffet "smørrebrød" you must also try snaps. When your Danish host says that now we must "Ta en lille en" (which means "Take a little one") then it is time to drink a dram, or snaps as we say in Denmark. A snaps, means a small glass of spirits, in Denmark mostly aquavit, which usually is served well chilled with your food. Danish aquavit fits well with boiled fish and shellfish but also with salmon, marinated fish and sushi.
It is an old Danish tradition to drink aquavit or snaps. Several thousands of small-scale or even home-based distillers used to make aquavit but today the manufacturing is more or less centralized to a few, large companies, the largest is located in the town of Aalborg.