Water of life... Aquavit or akvavit or aquavit is a flavoured spirit. Aquavit is produced in Scandinavia and is called akevitt in Norway. Its flavour comes from from spices and herbs. The main spice is caraway or dill. Aquavit mostly contains 40% alcohol. Akvavit is distilled from grain (Sweden, Denmark and Germany) or potatoes (Norway, Denmark, Sweden).It is flavoured with herbs, spices, or fruit. The main taste Aquavit adds to cocktails is caraway, while it can also add flavors of coriander, cinnamon, citrus and dill to mixed drinks. Aquavit is colorless.