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urbazon says

Hi everybody! :)

It’s been years since I started exploring the world of cocktails and unmixed drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and even today I still get amazed by new discoveries I hear/read about or taste.

It is general knowledge that, for example, vodka is a Russian (and Polish) specialty, British hold on to their gin and scotch, while French enjoy their cognac and pastis, just like Greek enjoy ouzo… But then, there are many delicacies which aren’t popular or even known on such a large scale and still wait to be discovered :)

So I was wondering, maybe you’d like to present us all here some drink specialty from your part of the world…?

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urbazon says

I’ll start :)

For example, here in Serbia, the most common “national” spirit is rakija slivovitz, distilled from plums. This fruit brandy originated in this part of the world on Balkans, namely on the territory of modern-day countries Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

It is also quite possible that a guest will be served with home-made liqueur from sour cherries or walnuts, but these can’t be found commercially in Serbia, afaik. :)

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Australia says

In QLD the Bogan drink is Bundy

I will let you google those words lol

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Doren says
Chile:
  • 1.- Terremoto (earthquake): Wine called Pipeño, Pinneapple icecream, granadine.
  • 2.- Chicha: Some kind of distilled from grapes.
  • 3.- Tsunami: Same than terremoto but replacing granadine with curacao.
  • 4.- Piscola: Pisco + Coke
  • 5.- Jote: Wine + Coke
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    JohnRosso says

    Drinking? Whatever works. But actually, in Russia we also have samogon

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    sniperatic says

    Seems the majority of England are now drinking not for enjoyment, but just to get drunk. If it contains a high level of alcohol, it’s acceptable.

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    petrenj says

    I’ll start :)

    For example, here in Serbia, the most common “national” spirit is rakija slivovitz, distilled from plums. This fruit brandy originated in this part of the world on Balkans, namely on the territory of modern-day countries Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    It is also quite possible that a guest will be served with home-made liqueur from sour cherries or walnuts, but these can’t be found commercially in Serbia, afaik. :)

    Dont forget špricer!

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    TanyDi2 says

    Bulgaria, very similar to Serbia – rakija and beer

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    Rickyloca says

    In italy we have:

    -some pretty good wines -Sambuca -Campari/Spritz/Martini -Limoncello -Amaretto di Saronno -Montenegro -Grappa

    If I come up with something else I’ll update the list :)

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    Blinn says

    Seems the majority of England are now drinking not for enjoyment, but just to get drunk. If it contains a high level of alcohol, it’s acceptable.

    I’m part of a minority then because I’m a strict non-alcoholic. :P Instead, I drink orange juice, Lilt, Tango, and so on. My favorite drink of all is the sparkling Welch’s grape juice (the kind you find in what look to be bottles of wine but they’re really not.) Yum! :)

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