When you get to these destinations, you’re going to want to go to the hottest bars, meet the hottest women, and sample the best drinks. Along with great food, Eastern Europe has some of the best alcoholic beverages in the world. Below is a list of the spirits you must have during your visit.
“Horilka” is the Ukrainian term you’ve never heard for something you might have frequently—Vodka. There are several anecdotal tales of regional twists on vodka (like horilka) that go back centuries. The term “Horilka” comes from the Ukrainian verb hority, or “to burn.” It seems logical to assume that this would refer to the burning sensation of the drink, or even the spiciness commonly found in horilka (flavored as it is with red pepper), but in reality, it refers to the fact that alcohol literally burns when lit on fire.
Explore the sublime flavors of Croatia with our top selection of delicious recipes. If you visit Croatia, you’ll quickly learn that the country’s cuisine has diverse influences—including Italian, Greek, Turkish, and Hungarian. Areas such as Istria, Dalmatia, and Dubrovnik all boast regional dishes and cooking techniques of their own.
Poland is a beautiful European country that has brought incredible culture and real beauty to the world. Find out more about this great nation with this mini-guide to interesting Polish customs and traditions.