Now the second great feast is approaching, namely Valborg. A day celebrated by everyone, both families, students and young people. In Sweden, Walpurgis Night is always celebrated on the last day of April. April 30 is also the king’s birthday and in Sweden it is a flag day. However, Walpurgis Night has nothing to do with the king’s birthday but is an old tradition that stretches all the way back to the Middle Ages.

On Walpurgis Night, you usually light a may fire, listen to student songs or simply celebrate that spring is here. Just like in 2020, this celebration will be different, as the may fire and park hang is not something you can count on. Then it is more suitable for a home celebration and what can contribute the little extra to Valborg are fun drink tips you can easily make yourself.

Of course, we also have an alcohol-free alternative for those who are hungry for something else.

French 75

You need:

4 cl gin

2 cl lemon juice

2 cl syrup

Cava or prosecco


garnish: a narrow spiral of lemon peel


Fill a shaker with ice, gin, lemon juice and sugar. Shake for 15-20 seconds.

Strain the drink and pour into an oblong champagne glass.

Top up with your choice of foam and garnish.

Non-alcoholic drink with cucumber and basil

Perfect for a cooling feeling, for this recipe you will need:

1 cucumber

1 pot of basil

Massa is

1 large bottle of lemonade


Cut half the cucumber into slices and save some basil leaves for decoration. Mix the remaining cucumber with most of the basil, use a hand mixer and run until you get a puree.

Distribute in small drinking glasses, fill with ice. Distribute a few slices of cucumber and a few basil leaves in each glass. Top with lemonade.

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