• Place a 10-øre coin in an empty coffee mug.
  • Pour black coffee into the mug until you can no longer see the coin.
  • Pour akvavit into the mug until you can see the coin again.

Nota bene: Do not drink the 10-øre coin.

Addendum: Thanks to arj for bringing to my attention the node Karsk, which describes essentially the same drink.

Another addendum: liveforever cautions us against taking the name 'Viking coffee' literally, and points out another term for the beverage in question:

"Viking coffee", my hairy arse. Distilling postdates the viking era. What you're describing is what in Danish is known as "en (lille) sort" = "a (small) black".

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