Top 5 Alcoholic Drinks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
You might have had a lot of alcoholic drinks before, but don’t be surprised if you haven’t tried some of the most popular ones. In fact, there are some famous alcoholic drinks that many people haven’t heard of yet. So, for your next ideas of great drinks to try, here are the top 5 that you’ve probably never heard of.
Soju is the iconic alcoholic drink from South Korea. It is said that although the drink has always been popular not in South Korea but also in many other countries, it’s gotten even more popular now. The hype surrounding K-POP and K-Drama certainly has made more people curious about Soju.
Soju is a clear South Korean spirit made from rice. It is different from Japan’s Sake, mind you. The taste is similar to vodka, but much sweeter. There is a huge reason why this drink is so popular, in fact, it is estimated that an average Korean adult drinks about 90 bottles a year.
If you love visiting Peru and trekking the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu, you should not waste your chance of trying Pisco Sour. Pisco Sour is the national drink of Peru and an amazing alcoholic cocktail. The drink consists of pisco, egg white, bitters, and lime juice.
Yes, I know that something sounds weird here, egg whites in a cocktail? This is actually an essential ingredient of the Pisco Sour. The egg whites add texture, making the cocktail silky and smooth. If you get yourself a glass of Pisco Sour, I bet you will want another glass.
The popularity of Absinthe is a bit weird. While many people have heard of this alcoholic drink before, an equal number of people have never heard about it. Absinthe, often called the green fairy or the devil in a green bottle, is a famous French liquor. The most popular thing about Absinthe is the insanely high alcohol content, which can reach around 80%.
Due to the high alcohol content, Absinthe is considered to be a mind-altering and hallucinogenic drink. It is even illegal in some parts of the world, but that makes this drink even more famous. Even in France, Absinthe was illegal more than 100 years ago. If you are in France and want to challenge yourself, I dare you to try Absinthe.
Argentina is famous for its beef. And do you know that Argentinians believe that eating beef should always be accompanied by drinking alcohol? While Argentina is also famous for being one of the greatest producers of red wine in the world, one drink stands out from the rest. The drink I am talking about is Malbec. It is made of Malbec grapes that grow in the Mendoza region.
The grapes grow in the Andes Mountain range. Thanks to the high altitude that the Malbec grapes grow in, the Malbec alcoholic drink has a distinctive flavor. Many people who have tried Malbec said that it is of the finest drinks in the world.
Last but not least, we have Mekhong from Thailand. This awesome drink is made of 95% sugar cane and 5% rice. You can consume this drink straight or mixed into any cocktail. The flexibility of Mekhong is one of its many charms. If I have to compare it to another drink, it is close to rum.
In Thailand, Mekhong is known as the Spirit of Thailand, as millions of people in the country drink it every day. It is without a doubt the most widely consumed alcoholic drink in Thailand, especially during the Full Moon Party celebration.
Don’t forget to try them all
These top five alcoholic drinks are going to make you want more. Don’t forget to try each drink whenever you have the chance, especially when you are traveling to the origin country. And perhaps, you’ll get to know even more drinks that you have never heard of.