Guys, could somebody tell what is this, I have read this title in one of the articles about Dominican Republic…
It’s a mixture of high-proof rum, red wine, honey, aged (sometimes not very long) over twigs (mostly spices and who knows what). You generally drink it as a shot. It’s jokingly referred to as Dominican Viagra. Every batch seems to be different and I’ve had some that was quite good and others that were not …
If you’re offered it, at least try it. It’s one of the very Dominican things you’ve been looking for.
If you get to souvenir shop that usually offer for free and than you look at souvenirs and decide to buy some as drink is strong and you feel that you should buy something from nice vendors who offer you free drink
I’ve had a bottle I’ve been refilling for a few years. The herbs and twigs sure last a long time; the label doesn’t.
Wow. it seems quite interesting to taste or at least to buy it as a present for relatives. Could somebody tell will we have any problems trying to take a bottle of such drink on the board of the plane. Are there any restrictions for transportation of alcogolic drinks?
You would check with your travel agent or airline for the best answer.
Usually you can’t take liquids of these sizes in your carry-on or personal items. They would be transported in your checked luggage. Let us know what your agent says.
Same here too. I bought a bottle quite a few years ago in Punta Cana with the herbs and twigs inside and have refilled it many times. It has a taste resembling Jägermeister. A German herbal liqueur.
I found I can vary the flavour from something like Dubonnet to close to Cinzano Red by adjusting the amount of red wine and the type of spirit. Very adaptable herbs. Too bad Jägermeister didn’t come with reusable bark, twigs and herbs, LOL
So much information about this wonderful and so strange drink. I can’t say exactly about the amounts we will be able to transport, but when I will get this information I surely inform you:)
Many countries use local fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices to make a national drink. In the south they are tropical plant flavours while in the north we use the trees and roots available here. England has it’s Gin that’s flavoured with Juniper berries. In Greece, an evergreen flavour for Retsina and a Liquorice flavour for Ouzo.
At home, Tetiana has a flavoured aperitif called “Ukrainian Balsam” that is very strong. Has anyone seen it for sale in Canada?
Oh, quite interesting information. As i see, Spunky, you are quite experienced in national drinks. It would be grateful to taste each of them. It’s a great indicator of national culture, to my mind. Ukrainian balsam is really very strong but at the same time is quite tasty. Somebody prefers to drink it clear, and someone adds it into coffee or tea that makes them not smell good, but also with special taste.