19 (-Worldwide-)

List by: itisclaudio, created: 27 Jun 2018, updated: 26 May 2020 Public: Users can add dishes

National alcoholic drinks around the world

1. Pisco

(Chilean) (Peruvian)

Pisco is a colorless or yellowish-to-amber colored brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile. Made by distilling fermented grape juice into a high-proof spirit, it was developed by 16th century Spanish settlers as an alternative to orujo, a pomace brandy that was being imported from Spain. It had the advantages of being produced from abundant domestically grown fruit and reducing the volume of alcoholic beverages transported to remote locations. Wikipedia

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2. Cachaca

Cachaça, Aguardente, Pinga De Tuto, Caninha (Brazilian)

It is the national drink and the most popular distilled alcoholic beverage in Brazil. It is a distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice.

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3. Rakija

Rakia (Serbian)

Rakija is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in Serbia with 40% ABV, but home-produced rakia can be stronger (typically 50%). It is the national drink of Serbia. Serbia is the world's largest rakia producer and drinks more rakia per capita than any other country. According to Dragan Đurić, President of the Association of Producers of Natural Spirits, the EU protects the names of beverages by allowing the prefix Serbian. In Serbia there are 10,000 private producers of rakia. 2,000 are on the official register and only about a hundred cellars produce high-quality brandy.In 2007, the European Union awarded …

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4. Soju

(Korean)

It is the best-known liquor from Korea. It is distilled, vodka-like, rice liquor with high potency and often flavored similarly. It is a distilled beverage containing ethanol and water.

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5. Vodka

(Polish) (Russian)

Distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally, vodka is made by the distillation of cereal grains or potatoes that have been fermented, though some modern brands use other substances, such as fruits or sugar.

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6. Tequila

(Mexican)

Tequila is a regional distilled beverage and type of alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Aside from differences in region of origin, tequila is a type of mezcal (and the regions of production of the two drinks are overlapping). The distinction is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave. Tequila is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and …

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7. Sake

Saké, 酒 (Japanese)

Sake, also referred to as a Japanese rice wine, is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting rice that has been polished to remove the bran. Wikipedia

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8. Whisky

Whiskey (English)

Whisky is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be melted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn (maize), rye, and wheat. Whiskey is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.

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9. Bourbon

(American)

Bourbon is a type of American whiskey: a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn.

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10. Aguardiente

(Colombian)

It is an alcohol that is available throughout the country. Inexpensive, and according to the locals, less likely to give you a hangover compared to other liquors, it is usually consumed straight, and chased with water.

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11. Pitorro

(Puerto Rican)

Pertorican moonshine

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12. Gin

(English)

Gin is liquor which is distilled from juniper berries. Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits because of its versatility, there are more classic cocktails made with gin than with any other spirit.

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13. Raki

(Turkish)

Raki is an unsweetened, often anise-flavoured, alcoholic drink that is popular in Albania, Turkey, Turkic countries, Greek Islands and in the Balkan countries as an apéritif. It is often served with seafood or meze. Wikipedia

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14. Kumis

(Mongolian)

Kumis is a fermented dairy product traditionally made from mare's milk. The drink remains important to the peoples of the Central Asian steppes, of Huno-Bulgar, Turkic and Mongol origin: Kazakhs, Bashkirs, Kalmyks, Kyrgyz, Mongols, and Yakuts. Wikipedia

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15. Chibuku

(Zimbabwean)

Zimbabwe’s homebrew is a combination of water, sorghum, yeast, and enzymes that makes for the chunky, strong liquid known as Chibuku. https://matadornetwork.com/nights/59-nation…

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16. Fernet

(Argentine) (Italian)

Fernet is an Italian type of amaro, a bitter, aromatic spirit. Fernet is made from a number of herbs and spices which vary according to the brand, but usually include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and especially saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits. Fernet is very popular in Argentina, where it was introduced by Italians during the Great European immigration wave to the country. It is particularly associated with Córdoba Province, which has been called "the world fernet capital"; almost 3 million liters are consumed there annually, representing just under 30 percent of national consumption. National production is …

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17. Rum

(Jamaican)

Rum is a distilled alcoholic drink made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels. Wikipedia

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18. Port Wine

(Portuguese)

Port wine is a Portuguese fortified wine produced with distilled grape spirits exclusively in the Douro Valley in the northern provinces of Portugal. It is typically a sweet, red wine, often served as a dessert wine, though it also comes in dry, semi-dry, and white varieties. Wikipedia

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19. Brennivin

Brennivín (Icelandic)

Brennivín is a clear, unsweetened schnapps that is considered to be Iceland's signature distilled beverage. It is a popular Icelandic liquor and special-occasion alcohol shot, and the traditional drink for the mid-winter feast of Þorrablót. It is made from fermented grain or potato mash and flavoured with caraway, and for this reason can be considered an aquavit. The steeping of herbs in alcohol to create schnapps is a long-held folk tradition in Nordic countries. Brennivín has a taste similar to vodka or Scandinavian akvavit. It is typically bottled at 37.5 or 40% ABV (75 or 80 proof). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenniv%C3%ADn

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