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Sake (also spelled saké or saki) is the Japanese national liquor and one of the instantly recognizable symbols of Japan in the West. It is commonly referred to as the ‘rice wine’ in the Western countries, although sake is more similar to beer, as both drinks are made through brewing process. The earliest reference to sake dates from the 3rd century AD, but the origins of sake are unknown. What […]

It’s luscious, it’s light, it’s tasty, it’s cool – it’s Piña Colada, the famous Puerto Rican cocktail made from pineapple juice, coconut cream and white rum and enjoyed all over the world. Piña Colada (Spanish for strained pineapple) was officially invented on August 15 1954 by a bartender named Ramón “Monchito” Marrero at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Monchito was hired to create a unique […]

It’s sweet, it’s cool, it’s refreshing, it has a genuine, sunny taste of the Mediterranean and it is served all over the Southern Italy. from the Gulf of Naples to the beaches of Amalfi, from Sorrento to Capri and, in the recent years, in the US, Canada and other parts of the world. Where limoncello actually came from and who made it first is lost in the mists of past, […]

Rakia (also Rakija or Rachiu) is an alcoholic drink produced from fermented fruits and consumed throughout the Balkans, from Turkey to Croatia. The origins and history of the drink are unknown, but, in all probability, rakia was introduced in late Middle Ages by the Ottoman Turks. Nevertheless, rakia is regarded as a national drink in all countries – Turkey, Bulgaria, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia. Similar drinks, however, can be found […]

One of those trademark inventions of America that seem to have been around forever, jell-o shot, jelly shot or jello shot (also known as vodka jelly or simply jelly shot in the UK and Australia) is a shooter made as standard gelatin dessert – however, the water used for gelatin is replaced by liquor such as rum, vodka or tequila. The first jello shot was made in 1862 by American […]

First of all, there is no such a thing. But there might come a time when you can’t drink. Maybe you need to drive, or you drank waaay too much the previous night. Maybe you are meeting your future in-laws for the first time, and you are an embarrassing drunk. Or you are drinking some medicine (although that mix could turn out to be fun-if not for you, then for […]

Ordering a martini on a fancy cruise ship is quite normal. On the other hand, doing so in a small tavern in Texas might be frowned upon. But, being a man, the drink you can’t go wrong with is definitely whiskey. It is adored among all kinds of people of all kinds of social status. It is what a tanned, huge-shouldered docker and a high-profile executive have in common. Still, […]

Throughout history national drinks have been adored in the countries of their origins, and usually considered with caution by all the others. With globalization the world became one huge marketplace and some drinks became accepted worldwide. Beer, wine, Coca Cola and Pepsi are consumed in almost every country in the world. Some other drinks like the Greek ouzo and, especially, the Russian vodka are also becoming more and more popular […]

In the 1700s poor people started using small corn to produce whiskey, since it was quite cheap. The whiskey was very strong, and it was not left to age properly. Very soon moonshine became a very promising business, but also illegal. Its name actually comes from this fact, because the distillers produced and sold the whiskey at night, by the light of the moon. It being illegal is also the […]

Drink responsibly! Don’t drink and drive! A hangover is the wrath of grapes! None of these can, however, make you quit drinking. In that case, let’s make drinking fun and make it a cool way to spend time with your friends. Cocktails are not just for girls, especially if you’re the one doing all the mixing. You can make your cocktail night worth remembering, provided you don’t poison yourself with […]