Don’t you love traveling and finding a new favorite beverage? Or do you stick with your old stand by? I like to change it up a bit, so I will usually ask what the locals drink. Then, if it doesn’t sound good, I stick with a beer or a vodka drink.
So, what’s your poison or your plan when you travel?
I love trying new cocktails because everyone makes them differently, and I also like trying local beer varieties as there are so many kinds and the LCBO doesn’t have everything. There’s a delicious one I always drink when I go to Russia but alas, it’s not sold in Canada.
I agree. I tried the local beer when I went to either Halifax or St John. Which one has the very popular beer brewed locally?
In Russia it’s called Belii Medved or Polar Bear, they have 2L bottles and it’s very cheap. My favourite though is Old Miller? which is a dark beer in a glass bottle but it’s semi-sweet.
Cool. Thanks for sharing!
I really enjoy Amoretta or my new poison is a good Marguerita
Nowadays, it’s only the local beer that I’ll sample – hopefully it’s not a lager!
Enjoy! Thanks for commenting.
I’m a red wine guy … and willing to try many!
As I tend to go for warmer locations it would have to be the local beer. A couple come to mind: Everest in Nepal and Nile Special in Uganda (tag line Big beer Big taste)
Although sometimes I do try the strange local brews: snake wine in China (with snakes in the bottle!), Arak (or Arrack) a homemade spirit/whiskey in Borneo or maybe that sticks in my mind because I was drinking it in a longhouse with the Iban tribe who years ago were headhunters!
Wow! You get around. Snake wine must give some type of strength or virility. Often a reason to eat or drink animals or certain parts thereof. And… try to keep your head when drinking please!
My default, if I can’t find anything appealing, is cherry vodka and cranberry juice. It sounds a little funky but it is soo good.
I like vodka and cranberry juice. I’ll have to try the cherry vodka. Thanks.