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Around The World In 40 Drinks

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What's the point of going someplace exciting and remote if you're not going to kick it like the locals? And what better way to blend in than by ordering that country's signature boozy beverage, no menu necessary?!

From the Aruba Ariba to Arak and Lambanog, below you'll find 40 delicious drinks from around the globe. Prep your passport!

Singapore: Singapore Sling
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Made from gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau liqueur, Bénédictine, a dash of bitters, pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine.Recipe: Food.com
Turkey: Raki (also known as "Lion's Milk")
Vietnam: Bia hơi
Quite simply, Vietnamese draft beer.
Ethiopia: Tej
Made from white wine, water, honey and gesho (a kind of buckthorn).Recipe: Food.com
Greece: Ouzo
Distilled from grape remnants and flavored with spices like anise.
Brazil: Caipirinha
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Made from Cachaça (distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice), sugar and lime. Recipe: AllRecipes.com
Iceland: Brennivin (also known as "Black Death")
Unsweetened schnapps, caraway seeds, cumin, anglica and other herbs.
Peru and Chile: Pisco Sour
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The Peruvian version includes Pisco, lime juice, syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters. The Chilean version includes Pisco, lemon juice and sugar.Recipes: Epicurious; Food.com
China: Maotai
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Cuba: Mojito
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Made from white rum, sugar, lime, club soda and mint.Recipe: AllRecipes
Bermuda: Dark 'N' Stormy
Made from Gosling's rum and ginger beer.Recipe: Gosling's Rum
Belize: Belikin
Also known as "The Beer of Belize."
England: Pimm's No. 1 Cup
Made from dry gin, liqueur, fruit juices, spices, lemon soda or ginger ale.Recipe: Chowhound
Korea: Soju
A spirit made from rice or other grains.
Portugal: Port Wine
Essentially, fortified wine.
Ireland: Guinness
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Naturally, an Irish dry stout.
France: Kir Royale
Made from crème de cassis and champagne. Recipe: Bon Appétit
Austria: Schnapps
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Which is basically distilled fruit brandy.
Thailand: Mekhong
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Distilled spirit made with sugarcane, rice and Thai herbs and spices.
Australia: Victoria Bitter (VB)
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A delicious local lager.
Spain: Sangria
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Made from red wine, brandy, fruits, orange juice and sugar.Recipe: Food Network
Japan: Sake
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Puerto Rico: Piña Colada
Made from rum, cream of coconut and pineapple juice.Recipe: DrinksMixer.com
Russia: Vodka
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We know you know this drink, distilled from fermented grains or potatoes.
Finland: Koskenkorva Viina
Basically, grain alcohol diluted with water and sugar.
Italy: Grappa (also known as "Firewater")
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Made from pomace, the leftover products from winemaking.
Mexico: Tequila
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Ah, yes, the unforgettable drink made from the blue agave plant (primarily from the state of Jalisco).
Norway: Akevitt
A distilled spirit from grain or potatoes, flavored with spices like caraway and dill.
Aruba: Aruba Ariba
Made from vodka, rum, Coecoei, Crème de banane, orange juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and grenadine.Recipe: Drinks Mixer
Argentina: Fernet
Made from herbs and spices, with a base of grape distilled spirits. Commonly mixed with Cola.
Germany: Reinheitsgebot beer
Reinheitsgebot, also known as the "German Beer Purity Law," which only allowed three ingredients in the brewing of beer: water, hops and barley.
Hungary: Unicum
A dark and bitter liqueur made from herbs and spices.
Israel: Arak
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An anise-flavored spirit.
The Philippines: Lambanog
Distilled from the sap of a coconut flower.
South Africa: Amarula
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Also known as "The Spirit of Africa," this liqueur is made from sugar, cream and the fruit from the African marula tree.
Scotland: Scotch
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But of course. Do you know this malt or grain whiskey?
Canada: Caesar
Made from vodka, clamato (clam juice), Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and celery salt.Recipe: Liquor.com
Ecuador: Canelazo
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Made from sugarcane alcohol, lemon, sugar, water and cinnamon.Recipe: Frommer's
Belgium: Black Russian
Simply (and deliciously) made from coffee liqueur and vodka.Recipe: Drinks Mixer
Jamaica: Jamaican Rum Punch
Made from white rum, dark rum, coconut rum, frozen fruit, water, pineapple juice, lime juice, cherry syrup or Grenadine.Recipe: Food.com
Bonus ...
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Did you know Bourbon is the United States' signature alcoholic beverage? Indeed, according to the Smithsonian.

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