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Ancient Nordic Elite Swilled Complex Grog

High-class Scandinavians of the day enjoyed alcoholic mixture of barley, honey, cranberries, herbs and even grape wine imported from Greece and Rome.

January 15, 2014
11:20 AM EST
A 30-year-old woman buried at Juellinge, Denmark around 200 BC clutched a bronze strainer, used for serving alcoholic beverages, in her hand. Residue analysis from grave artifacts revealed grog made with imported grape wine and juniper. | National Museum of Denmark