Spirits come in all different shapes and tastes and they are many countries that have their signature spirit. Take the more commonly known ones like in Mexico and its made-from-agave tequila, Russia with their beloved made-from-potatoes vodka, and Barbados with their made-from-sugar rum.
But there are some very interesting sources for some other spirits. For example, did you know that gin, Britain’s favourite, usually served with tonic water and lemon, is made from juniper berries? And arrack, Sri Lanka’s national spirit, is made from coconut palm and often served in a coconut shell with coconut water or ginger ale. And what do you think Switzerland’s absinthe is made from? Wormwood! Which is a plant. Take it easy on the absinthe though, or you’ll start doing knife tricks like Ernest Hemingway.
Check out the infographic below to learn about more interesting spirits across the world.
Around the world in 20 National Spirits [Infographic] by the team at Together Week
I’m a gin and tonic kind of girl. What’s your poison?