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Drinking Habits around the World

Drinking u Habits Around the World USA Many bars have a happy hour to encourage off-peak patronage. Bars that fill to capacity sometimes implement a cover charge or a minimum purchase requirement during their peak hours. BRITAIN The Lock-in: staying in the pub after the legal closing time. (England and Wales) The Pub Crawl: drinking in multiple pubs in one night. FRANCE Apéritifs and digestifs are alcoholic drinks that are normally served before (apéritif) or after (digestif) a meal. GERMANY Oktoberfest: The world's largest fair with more than 6 million attendees annually. RUSSIA The Soviet Bolsheviks (communists) were strict drys and quickly imposed national prohibition following the Russian Revolution. МЕXICO The most traditional way to drink tequila is neat, without lime and salt. Mezcal is generally not mixed with any other liquids, but is often accompanied with sliced oranges sprinkled with "sal de gusano", literally worm salt, which is a mixture of ground fried larvae, ground chili peppers, and salt. ARGENTINA Until June 21 it is traditional to drink caña quemada with ruda macho (a variant of common rue), it is supposed that this mixture prevents the flu and other illnesses. JAPAN Sake is often consumed as part of Shinto purification rituals. Sakes served to gods as offerings prior to drinking are called Omiki or Miki. People drink Omiki with gods to communicate with them and to solicit rich harvests the following year. During World War II, kamikaze pilots drank sake prior to carrying out their missions. INDIA Hadia is a rice beer, created by mixing herbs with boiled rice and leaving the mixture to ferment for around a week. It is served cool and is less alcoholic than other Indian country liquors. Chuak is a similar drink from Tripura. Palm wine, locally known as Neera, is a sap extracted from inflorescences of various species of toddy palms. Chhaang is consumed by the people of Sikkim and the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region of West Bengal. It is drunk at room temperature in summer, and often hot in cold weather. Chhaang is similar to traditional beer, brewed from barley, millet, or rice. PHILIPPINES In the province of Quezon, consuming lambanog is normally a public thing. The men take turns drinking shots from a cup put in the middle of the group. Normally, there is additionally a person vocal singing and playing the guitar to include in the festivities; he takes his turn at drinking too, so the music and songs gets even more interesting as the consuming goes on. learn2 serve /learn2serve /learn2serve 6 a trademark of Sources:

Drinking Habits around the World

shared by foodsafetycess on Feb 04
As a demonstration on how alcohol has burrowed itself through society and into our consciousnesses, here’s an infographic about drinking habits around the world. May it help you in your next travels...




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