Your guide to Local Drinks around the world. Cheers!
this one is for you! salad! Big ear cheers! Sainte! bottoms Up! Blinking glasses is a great way to meet new people, spend time with friends or family, and celebrate the little things in life. While you know how toasted in different languages, every traveler should know which drink you should drink while exploring a new and exciting country, because we all feel thirsty, right? Here are our 24 top-notch drinks from around the world:
Peru - Pisco Soru
You may feel a bit thirsty while trekking in the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu, so it is important to know how to celebrate after this! Peru's national drink is Pisco Sour, a unique alcoholic cocktail with base alcohol based on pisco, egg white, bitters and lime juice. I know what you're thinking, egg whites in cocktails? It is an essential component of Pisco Sour and although it does not provide much flavor, instead it adds so much texture to make the cocktail perfectly smooth and silky. We can guarantee that you won't be able to drink just one, so be careful!
Brazil - Capirinha
No one knows how to relax and party like the people of Brazil. The drink of choice in Brazil is a delicious caperinha. Made with a Brazilian spirit known as kachaka, sugar, ice and fresh lemon. Lime juice mixed with sugar makes for the perfect blend of sweet and tart, all topped with a deadly dose of kachka, you'll party like a real Brazilian after just one or two of these!
Italy - Campari
Campari is a bitter Italian aperitif, with a bright red color and unique taste. A Campari has a strong bitter orange flavor that is the basis of many tasty cocktails, such as Negroni or Campari and soda. Any trip to Italy at any time of the year demands Campari.
France - Absinthe
Green angel Devil in a Green Bottle. With so many names and a huge reputation, the French wine Absinthe is one of the most alcoholic drinks in the world at around 80% (sometimes more) alcohol content. Some people even say that salivation is mind-altering and hallucinatory, so much so that it is illegal in some parts of the world. Now legal again in France after more than 100 years, this famous drink is a must try. How does this saying work? Absinthe makes the heart bigger? close enough.
Vietnam - Bia Hoi
Bea Hoi is one of the cheapest beers in the world, not to mention one of the most refreshing and tasty beers! One bea hoi will cost 5,000 VND which is equivalent to 25 cents (USD). Bia Hoi is a local street beer that is very mild and refreshing in moist Vietnamese climate. Bia Hoi is made every night in Hanoi and then transported to several drinking establishments scattered around the old city and sold until the keg is emptied. Bea Hoi is made without preservatives and must be consumed within 24 hours of its production to become the world's freshest beer. This Hanoi special makes a great afternoon drink watching many colorful scooters ride past.
Japan - Sake
While visiting Japan, be sure to enjoy a glass of Sake, the world famous alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice. Widely regarded as one of the oldest drinks in the world, Sake is an integral part of Japanese culture and history. The bake can be served hot or cold, depending on the type of bake you are drinking, and may have a completely different taste. Japan's national drink is often taken from a small porcelain cup called sakazuki.
USA - Bourbon
The United States can boast very tasty beverages, with wines from California, craft beer in New York, and many others, but it's hard to argue about how good American bourbon is. Bourbon is made from corn and attains its distinctive flavor by being aged in wooden barrels. Served directly or on the rocks, depending on taste.
Mexico - Tequila
While most people have a negative relationship with tequila after warming up at night, I can guarantee that they have not been to Mexico. It wasn't until I traveled to Mexico that I understood how good tequila could be. If you do not have the stomach to enjoy tequila directly, it is always welcome in a good Margarita!
Cuba - Mojito
Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that has gained popularity all over the world. A traditional mojito is made from white rum, sugar, lime, soda water and fresh peppermint. The perfect blend of sweetness, citrus and peppermint complements the rum making it a popular summer drink.
Spain - Sangria
Sangria is essentially a wine punch filled with delicious fruits, but it is much more than that, as it is a way of life here in Spain. There is no real traditional recipe, as each place serves its own variety of delicious Sangaria. Maybe you'll have to visit Spain to Sangria ... you know, for research!