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Grandpa Lundquist’s “Julmust”

I saw this soda in a Scandinavian shop and was instantly attracted to the brand – “Uncle Lundquist.” As you may remember, “Lundquist” is my mom’s maiden name.

“Julmust” is a soft drink (kind of like a spicy root beer) mainly consumed in Sweden around Christmas. In fact, “julmust” outsells Coca-Cola during the Christmas season in Sweden. “Must” is made of carbonated water, sugar, hop extract, malt extract, and spices.

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My Great Grandmother, Naomi Roxana Holman (1870 – 1953) (Center) and Her Sisters: Emma Jane Holman (1875 – 1956) (Left), Grace Estelle Holman (1888 – 1952) (Right), and Sarah Elizabeth Holman (1865 – 1955) (Seated)