Have you ever wondered where your drinking habits come from? It’s easy to take a sip of that Bud and yell “‘MERICA!”, but there’s something more to your drinking fingerprint. Sit back and relax as we take a pub crawl across the globe:
Vodka – Russia
Russia has a long, cold winter to bear. It’s no wonder why Vodka is the drink of choice.
The White Russian
2 oz vodka
1 oz Kalua
Instructions: Add vodka and Kahlua to an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Tope with a large splash of heavy cream and stir.
Wine – France and Italy
If you consider yourself a “wino” then perhaps your next international adventure should be to France and Italy, where if flows as steadily as water.
Fun Fact: If Champagne does not come from Champagne, France, then it is sparkling wine not Champagne.
Beer – Germany
It is of no surprise the Germany, home of Oktoberfest, foam top beer mugs, and yodelers, would win beer over. If you are a true beer lover, try these German beers sold in the U.S.:
Whiskey – Irish
The word, whiskey, comes from the Gaelic term uisce beatha, meaning water of life. It’s the perfect drink for the many cold, rainy days our grandfathers spent in the dark-wooded taverns of Ireland before half the population found themselves in Boston to continue the same trend.
1 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz Bailey’s Irish cream
1 oz Hazelnut liqueur
Instructions: Pour all ingredients in Old Fashioned glass and stir.
Gin – England
Although gin originated in Holland, this juniper plant based alcohol is England’s national spirit.
Gin and Tonic
4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes
3 oz gin
4 oz tonic water
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Instructions: Place ice cubes in a tall, narrow, chilled glass. Add gin, then tonic water, and then lime juice, stir well. Garnish with lime wedge.