Even with travel restrictions in place, you can embark on a global pub-crawl without leaving your home and sample alcoholic drinks from around the world. Let’s explore a few of these enticing beverages:
Ouzo, considered Greece’s national drink, is made from grape must and flavored with anise. It boasts a distinct licorice taste and is often enjoyed chilled, sometimes with water, which brings out the essential oils and enhances the aromas. Greeks typically savor ouzo in the late afternoon or early evening alongside traditional meze or small plates of food.
Sake, a traditional Japanese alcoholic beverage, is made from fermented rice. Its popularity has grown worldwide alongside the global appreciation of Japanese cuisine. Sake ranges from dry to sweet, and its flavors can be delicate or robust. It can be enjoyed at various temperatures, depending on the type of sake. Served from a tall bottle called a tokkuri and drunk from an Ochoko, a small porcelain cup, sake offers a unique and refined experience.
The Caribbean is renowned for its rums, which are distilled from fermented sugarcane by-products. With variations such as light, gold, dark, spiced, and premium rums, there is a type to suit every palate. Rum matures in wood, similar to whiskey, and its flavor profile evolves over time. In the Caribbean, rum shacks serve as social hubs where locals gather to enjoy their favorite rum drinks and engage in lively conversations about various topics.
These are just a few examples of the diverse range of alcoholic beverages found around the world. From Fernet in Argentina to Ginja in Portugal, each drink carries its own unique cultural significance and flavors. Exploring the world of drinks allows you to appreciate different traditions and flavors, even from the comfort of your own home. Cheers to a global pub-crawl without borders!