The SAL Blog

The SAL Blog

Working on the salship.se website

The salship.se website was started in 1998, when my sons and I needed some kind of activity during a rainy summer week. Since then the website has developed into a huge portal and resource about an important part of 20th century shipping and Swedish corporate history. The site also plays a central part in my interest in the Swedish - American heritage.

SAL Cocktails

About SALPosted by Lars Hemingstam Feb 11, 2011 09:02:57
David Leidenborg has found a cocktail menu from 1970, and has a question about two of the drinks on the list.

What is a Gripsholm Special for $0.40 and a Kungsholm Special for $0.55?


I know that a Whiskey Special was pure apple juice, and a Champagne Special was the non-alcoholic soft drink "Pommac". These drinks were ordered by the ships' officers who would have to attend 3-5 cocktail parties before dinner, every day.

But were the Gripsholm Special and the Kungsholm Special something else?