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Krasin The Icebreaker Bar


35 pax

interiors of icebreaker

aquavit bar

soviet arctic cocktails

08:00 - 23:00
MON - day off

all year

Icebreaker Bar Krasin serves as a homage to the maritime legacy of the Arctic, weaving tales of the vessels and sailors that once navigated the icy waters, particularly those of Svalbard.

Drawing inspiration from the saloons of 1950s-60s icebreakers, the bar's interior design authentically reflects the ambiance of that era, with meticulous attention to detail reminiscent of Icebreakers Krasin and Lenin.


Every element, from the unique materials sourced locally in Barentsburg to the carefully curated collection of photos and artifacts adorning the walls, contributes to an immersive experience in Arctic maritime history.


As guests sip on drinks and exchange stories, they become part of a living tribute to the bravery and resilience of those who ventured into the frozen unknown.

Icebreaker Bar Krasin History


Aquavit, derived from the Latin term "water of life," is a quintessential Scandinavian spirit with an alcohol content ranging from 37.5% to 50%. Crafted from distilled alcohol derived from potatoes or grains and infused with an array of spices like cumin, dill, coriander, cinnamon, and more, Aquavit undergoes aging in oak, sherry, or cognac barrels for periods ranging from 3 months to 12 years.

With hues ranging from golden-straw to dark brown, Aquavit's color can signify both the duration of aging and the type of barrels used. AquaBar proudly presents a curated selection of 18 distinct Aquavit varieties, inviting guests to explore the rich heritage and nuanced flavors of this cherished Scandinavian libation.

Aquavit Bar, Icebreaker Bar Krasin


Norwegians make vodka from alcohol on potatoes and malt grain. Norwegian alcohol is amber in color, the taste is deep and spicy, slightly tinged with cumin.
The drink is quite strong — from 38 to 50%.

Denmark is the main supplier of aquavit to the world market. Transportation by sea in oak barrels gives the drink a special taste. Sea waves contribute to the rapid extraction of substances from the wood of the barrel and herbs that give vodka a unique color, taste and aroma. Danes prefer clean, odorless "aquavit".


Swedish aquavit is not much different from the Danish version, but the Swedes use some of their own herbs and spices for infusing


Indeed, as the classics suggest, the wisdom of the past often guides the present. Our bar menu proudly features meticulously restored recipes of vintage Soviet cocktails, each one infused with its own captivating narrative and historical charm.


A timeless favorite from Murmansk in the 1980s, this cocktail blends the richness of cognac with the effervescence of champagne. Perfect for those seeking a quick and delightful indulgence, it's affectionately known as "The Bear," with variations like the "Polar Bear" for more champagne and the "Brown Bear" for more cognac, while the classic version strikes the perfect balance in between.


A tale from student days tells of resourcefulness when cognac was scarce but pure alcohol abundant. Diluted to vodka strength, it found its way into champagne for a makeshift concoction. Dubbed "The Student's Story," this blend added a fiery twist to gatherings, its effects as unpredictable as the students themselves.


This amusing anecdote traces its origins to the Soviet Arctic! In expeditions, alcohol was diluted based on the latitude "parallel." For instance, in Kandalaksha and Kresta Bay at 66°, and in Murmansk at 69°. Barentsburg, at latitude 78°, followed suit accordingly...

 Icebreaker Bar Krasin Soviet Cocktails
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