It is not only nice to know how to say cheers abroad, but it is also fun to try local drinks during your trip. Every country has its own specialties, where the locals then be very proud. Your dinner is often closed by a local drink on the house. We have a number of popular drinks from different countries for you to put a row. Of course there are many more, but more on that later.
Russia – Vodka
Say you vodka, you think right: Russia. Are you a vodka lover, then you should definitely consider a visit to Russia. The vodka made in Russia is 100% Russian, invented by Russians, made by Russians and often drunk by Russians. It is made from only the finest Russian ingredients. The water used for the vodka originates from Lake Ladoga, from the icy north and the wheat from southern Russia. If you are ever in Russia, make sure once a vodka’tje!
Scotland – Whiskey
Home to Scotland Whiskey course and especially the Speyside area. In Speyside is more than 50% of the produced whiskey in Scotland. In this area you have all kinds of possibilities for tastings, cooking demonstrations, scotch whiskey dinners and clinics. You also have in the villages many pubs where you can enjoy a delicious whiskey! You can find so many different types of whiskeys here, it’s really worth trying.
Denmark – Beer
If you think of beer you might not think is similar to Denmark, but the nice Carlsberg beer you should definitely being. The beer is made in the oldest breweries in Scandinavia. The first beer was brewed in 1847 and today is still made in the old buildings. Today you can visit the old brewery and take a look at the largest collection of beer bottles. So when you’re next in Denmark, why not pay a visit to the brewery and then enjoy a nice old-brewed beer.
Amerika – Bourbon whiskey
A whopping 95% of this drink is produced in Kentucky, USA. That’s because they have the perfect climate to produce this drink, with mild winters and humid summers. It is very nice to see this, because they have a special bourbon trail here. With this trail you will see how everything is made and obviously what the end result tastes eventually.
Mexico – chocolate
Are you a hot chocolate lover? Then you can have Mexico to thank for bringing this delicious drink in the world. Yes really, Mexico has brought the drink in the world. The drink was originally made by the Mayans and is a real national drink. It is made with cinnamon and other spices and ideal in combination with the well-known delicacy, churros.
Serbia – Plum Brandy
If you go to Serbia soon on vacation, then this is the perfect place to drink plum brandy. In this country they drink this drink with every meal, even breakfast, so be prepared for good! It is a drink made from plums and definitely something you should drink when you are here.
France – Champagne & Wine
When you’re talking about a typical French drink, you immediately think of wine and champagne. France is known as the land of wine and champagne and you will therefore enough vines that produce enough of this drink every year. Champagne may only be called champagne if it is made the traditional way in Champagne. There are plenty to find wine and champagne houses in France, where you can go have a tasting and the possibility to store a few bottles. Of course you have in this region many restaurants where you can eat while enjoying a glass of champagne or wine.
Lithuania – Devynia
In Lithuania they have a national drink, with Herba Devynia. This is a mysterious liqueur with 27 different kinds of herbs, roots, bark and fruits. This drink is produced in a factory in Kaunas. Recently, you can at this factory visit the museum, this is the only place in Lithuania where it can be run by a distillery and can be seen how the drink is made and then bottled. You can also participate in a professional tasting. Have you become so curious as to how this liqueur tastes?
Austria – Schnapps
Think of Austria, then you think of schnapps. If you go skiing, then the chances are that you get in your hands during the après-ski schnapps. Not everyone is a big fan of this Austrian distillate, but there are plenty of fans. The supermarkets have a wide range, but it is a allerleukst unexpected schnapsbarretje , where you can drink the best schnapps. There are many different types, so be sure one in between which you will also find tasty.
Italy – Aperol Spritz
This orange drink today is not here to stay in Italy. Are you going skiing, or are you in the summer? In both cases it is a wonderfully refreshing drink. You drink this orange stuff in a large wine glass with ice. Aperol Spritz made with Aperol, prosecco, mineral water and a slice of orange. It is slightly sweet with a bitter aftertaste and perfect on a sunny summer evening.
France – Génépi
Génépi is an herbal liqueur that is made in the French Alps. The liqueur is known for its high alcohol content. The liqueur is made from various herbs and seedlings Alps you will find in the mountains between the rocks. The drink is especially popular during the winter months, a glass Génépi and you are back warm.
Greece – Ouzo
Ouzo is a typical Greek drink and is best known for the anise flavor. This drink is good for digestion by the Greeks and after tasting this strong drink we understand this well. The nice Ouzo is that it is transparent in its pure form as water, but once you mix with ice or water colors the drink cloudy white.
Italy – Limoncello
Have you been to Italy, then you are acquainted with this yellow, thicker liqueur. Are you in Italy and you have just had a wonderful dinner behind, chances are there’s an ice cold glass of Limoncello with only your nose. Many people find it a pretty intense drink, because it has quite a high alcohol content. A tip: keep your bottle of Limoncello always in the freezer. Besides the traditional Limoncello are nowadays also made other species with different fruits. For example, there Arancello, made from oranges or Meloncello made of melon.
Spain – Sangria
Who knows this popular Spanish drink well not? you go to Spain, then chances are that you drink a glass of sangria during your vacation. This drink is based on red wine, soft drinks, liquor and fruit. Every Spaniard has his own recipe, making each glass of sangria can taste completely different. Besides the traditional version with red wine, there is also sangria made with white wine or rosé.
Grenada – Rum
If you like rum, you should consider travel especially the southern part of Grenada. It may well be the 10th smallest island in the world, but they certainly can make rum here. It is not just rum they make here, but the most delicious rum you’ll ever taste. It is of course a matter of personal taste, but they have already won several awards worldwide with this drink.