Why is it called a Finnish long drink?

The name “lonkero” comes from the English term “long drink”, per the similar pronunciation to the word “long”, but more adapted to the pronunciation of the Finnish language, which prompted producers to use the word as part of their marketing.

What is in the Finnish long drink?

Here’s how to make a Finnish long drink:

  • Add 2 ounces gin and ½ ounce each lemon juice and unsweetened cranberry juice to an ice-filled highball glass.
  • Top with 4 ounces grapefruit soda. Enjoy!

How do you make Finnish long drink?


  1. 4 ice cubes.
  2. 2 tablespoons gin, or to taste.
  3. ⅔ cup grapefruit juice, or to taste.
  4. 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  5. 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  6. 1 cup club soda.

Does a tall drink have more alcohol?

A long drink will have a tall glass full of mixer, in contrast to a short drink, or shooter, which has less mixer, or none. Short drinks are generally stronger since both types tend to contain the same amount of alcohol. Long drinks are therefore generally more dilute than short drinks.

Does The Long Drink have gin in it?

Gin with Natural Flavors and artificial sweetener.

How much alcohol do Finns drink?

In 2020, per capita consumption of alcohol in Finland was 7.8 liters per capita, measured in liters of pure alcohol. Compared to the previous year, alcohol consumption declined by 0.4 liters per person.

What is a typical Finnish breakfast?

Traditional Finnish breakfast dishes Breakfast is usually served at 7-8 am and consists of such satisfying meals as oat or rice porridge, rye bread with herb cheese and salt-cured salmon, eggs, traditional pastries and pies with fruit jam, and yogurt with freshly picked berries.

How much alcohol is in long drink?

Long Drink Traditional is citrus soda with real liquor at 5.5% alc/vol.

Does the long drink have gin in it?