This is the sub-index for the drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that we have listed in the glossary.
Sidra or Cider, is the traditional drink of Asturias. It is made from locally-grown apples in Asturias and has been produced there since ancient times.
A kirschwasser (German for “cherry water”) or kirsch is a clear, colourless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries, a dark-coloured cultivar of the sour cherry. However, it is now also made from other kinds of cherries.
In modern Greece, ouzeries can be found in nearly all cities, towns, and villages. These cafe-like establishments serve ouzo with mezedes — appetizers such as octopus, salad, sardines, calamari, fried zucchini, and clams, among others.
Tequila is a regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Slivovitz or Slivovitsa is a distilled beverage made from Damson plums. It is frequently called plum brandy, and in the Balkans is part of the category of drinks called rakia.
Ayran is a cold yoghurt beverage mixed with salt. In addition to Turkey, where it is considered a national drink, ayran is found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and across the Caucasus.
Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur. It is made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, sometimes both.
Matcha, also maccha, refers to finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centres on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.
Clamato is a drink made of reconstituted tomato juice concentrate flavoured with spices and clam broth.