James Bond drinks martini, Jack Sparrow loves his rum, while The Dude of “Big Lebowski” drinks White Russian in almost every scene.
Just like these famous film characters, many people have a favorite drink. Every time they go out, they stick to safe choices such as wine, beer, whiskey, vodka or something similar, because they know how these drinks taste and what to expect. Yet, they often get bored ordering the same drink over and over again.
If you recognize yourself here, and are not sure what to try next time you sit at a bar, the infographic below about less-known beverages from around the world will help you choose what may become your new favorite drink.
If you’re not familiar with these drinks, which is meant to be because they are indeed ‘obscure, don’t miss to check out the descriptions of the Top 10 beverages below the infographic.
Infographic Source: beveragelabels.net
If you’re looking for the “elixir of long life”, chartreuse will be your best choice. It originates from France and legend has it that only two monks in the world know its original recipe.
If you happen to visit Japan, you have to try their traditional liqueur, umeshu. Go ahead and have a couple of glasses, since it’s alcohol content is not that high (10-15%).
Mirto is great after lunch or dinner. This Sardinian drink made of ripe myrtle berries soaked in alcohol and sweetened up with sugar and honey syrup can be your dessert.
This dark brown brandy produced in Serbia can be used as both aperitif and digestive. Maybe Vinjak will be precisely the reason to visit this south-eastern European country.
If you’re a dairy cream liqueur aficionado, you’ll surely want to try Amarula. It is made from the African fruit Marula and you will recognize the bottle by the elephant on its label.
If you want to feel as an astronaut, try Metaxa, because that’s the first alcoholic drink consumed in space. This Greek grape brandy is made of white wine and flavourings like rose petals and honey.
Bärenjäger bottle resembles a beehive, so it’s no surprise that this vodka-based drink is made of honey. Its name means “bear hunter” and the best way to consume it is on the rocks, as a shot, or in a cocktail poured in tea or over vanilla ice-cream.
If you wander what a drink that has found itself in one of Pablo Picasso’s paintings tastes like, try the French spicy and fruity flavored aperitif Suze and see why the painter chose it as his muse.
Here’s one more drink connected to art. It is believed that a woman that posed as Madonna for an artist thanked him for choosing her by offering him Disaronno. This Italian liqueur is made out of 17 different spices. Do you think you can recognize any of them?
- Black Seal – Gosling’s Rum
Careful with this Bermuda rum, it may contain up to 75% alcohol! Try it in a Dark’ n Stormy cocktail – that is Bermuda’s national drink made of Black Seal rum and ginger beer.
Hopefully, this infographic will be inspirational for you next time a barman asks you to order.
This guest post was written by Sheila Cruz exclusively for Social Vignerons.
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