We Danes are often told we are heavy drinkers – and we really are. This might be because of how we look at alcohol and our laws about it.
At 16 years old, we Danes are able to buy our first alcoholic drinks, which contains a certain amount of alcohol. When we turn 18 years of age, we are able to buy all alcohol, no matter the amount of alcohol in it.
However, as you might have guessed, we Danes are introduced to alcohol at an early age. The laws in Denmark do not state that you are not allowed to drink when you are under 16/18 years of age. This means that you can drink alcohol wherever you want to, even if you cannot buy it. Therefore, we do not have a legal drinking age, but a legal buying age. (Although you still have to be 18 to go to bars and such).
Different alcoholic beverages/drinks:
- Øl = beer
- Mjød = mead
- Vin = wine
- Isbjørn = polar bear
- Filur = sly dog
- Kinderæg = kinder egg
- Små kolde = tiny cold
(I tried using some typical Danish ones and ones with Danish names).
So, how do you order a drink?
Jeg vil gerne have en… = I would like a…
Kan jeg bestille en… = Can I order a…
Har I… = Do you have…
A very short one, but I wanted to make you aware of this if you ever decide to visit Denmark – or if you would just like some simple Danish culture knowledge. :)
At some point in our history, we supposedly did. Technically it’s no longer in Hungary, but in Romania so I wanna say it was the Corvin Castle? For awhile, I thought it was the Vajdahund castle in Budapest, since our Maiden name is Vajda(pronounced Vey-Duh), but it was built in the late 1800s and the Corvin Castle inspired some of its architecture. But my Gramps stole like an alcoholic drink shaker-looking thing with some mini wine-looking glasses from the castle none-the-less. I’ll see if there’s anymore info I can get out of my mom cause that conversation happened as she was leaving for work the other day.