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Ayran, a Turkish and Balkan speciality is made from salted youghurt and water. In some places a different variety is popular; with cucumber juice instead of water and a little bit of garlic or black pepper. It's a great accompaniment to spicy dishes... more
Although Serbian beer is not well-known abroad, it is very popular among the local people and often referred to as their national drink. There are several beer festivals, with the most popular Belgrade Beer Festival, held at the foot of Kalemegdan... more
This drink, originally made from fermented wheat, is commonly found throughout the whole Balkan Peninsula, mostly in Serbia, Albania, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia and Turkey. Most likely invented by the local people of Anatolia and Mesopotamia,... more
Kvas, also called bread drink, is made from dried, baked or fried rye bread. Other ingredients include some fruit, spices and herbs. It is said that it's been known for about ten centuries, as first mentions of this drink were found in old Russian... more
This bitter liqueur, made from wormwood, is extremely popular throughout the Balkan peninsula, mostly in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. The major brand of Pelinkowac (or just pelin) is Gorki List, meaning 'bitter leaf'. As the... more
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This strong liquor derives its name from the Turkish word rakh, meaning 'sweat', given to the drink because of its intense yellow colour and bitter taste. This fruit brandy, originally produced from grapes, pears, plums or apricots is an... more
Similar to other Balkan states, in Serbia coffee is the favourite hot beverage. Tea is far less popular and it is rather drunk as a medicine. Traditional Turkish-style coffee is served in numerous coffee houses spread throughout the whole country. more
Although Serbia is not actually known for its wine production, its geographic location and fertile soil make it a perfect place for viticulture. Apart from international varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, Serbia has its own grape,... more