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Sockerdricka (Swedish for: sugar drink) is a soft drink from the 19th century. Originally it was brewed and also contained ginger, but nowdays it consists of carbonated water, some sugar, and citric acid. It is still sold, despite hard competition from more modern inventions such as Seven Up and Coca Cola.


You can also make your own sockerdricka. Here is a traditional recipe.

Boil the sugar, water, lemon and crushed ginger for 15 minutes. Strain it and let cool. The yeast is mixed in and let it ferment for two days. Put the drink in bottles and add a raisin in each bottle. After five days it's ready for drinking.

Using this recepie some alcohol will be produced, but not much.