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post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by Vaclav
Hello T,

a shot of becherovka,put inside the beer.

Becherovka is the most disgusting spirit I've ever tasted, I simply cannot get it down. The Czechs love it though.
post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by tangerine
I think this is the one we used to drink: He liked it because it was not so smooth, I think...
Gaa Slivovica! You could run a car on that stuff. The Croatian side of my family seems to think that those in the "new country" have an inordinate need for it. We used to periodically get packages of the homemade equivalant disguised as vinegar. My Dad is the only one who will attempt to touch the stuff, even then he has a shot and then we throw it in the cellar. Silvovica seems to be very popular with most native born Slavics for some reason. I think it has something to do with persecution and potatoes but I haven't figured it out yet... A.
post #18 of 46
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Originally Posted by heartworm
Becherovka is the most disgusting spirit I've ever tasted, I simply cannot get it down. The Czechs love it though.

Becherovka tastes like very bad cough sirup
post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by Aaron
Gaa Slivovica! You could run a car on that stuff. The Croatian side of my family seems to think that those in the "new country" have an inordinate need for it. We used to periodically get packages of the homemade equivalant disguised as vinegar. My Dad is the only one who will attempt to touch the stuff, even then he has a shot and then we throw it in the cellar. Silvovica seems to be very popular with most native born Slavics for some reason. I think it has something to do with persecution and potatoes but I haven't figured it out yet...

A.

what I have had certainly wasn't the worst spirit in the world. a lot of the people I know in the ex-yugoslavia seem to make this and take a great deal of pride in making their own. I've had worse.
post #20 of 46
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
what I have had certainly wasn't the worst spirit in the world. a lot of the people I know in the ex-yugoslavia seem to make this and take a great deal of pride in making their own. I've had worse.
Yes, I am exaggerating a little. It isn't the worst stuff I've had either, it's just I've never encountered a good plum brandy, and some of the stuff our extended family has sent us had been just too potent for my palette.

A.
post #21 of 46
Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar. Regards, Huntsman
post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by Aaron
Yes, I am exaggerating a little. It isn't the worst stuff I've had either, it's just I've never encountered a good plum brandy, and some of the stuff our extended family has sent us had been just too potent for my palette.

A.


where's your family from?

they sell, in Belgrade, little stove top stills for making brandy. one thing I am sorry that I didn't get when I was traveling there on a regular basis.
post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar.

Regards,
Huntsman

One time I was in a local bar whose glory days are long gone; in fact, I am hard-pressed to remember why I was in there. Nostalgia, maybe. During my brief visit, a local barfly came in, looking decidedly in need of a drink, and began whining that with all the money she spent in that bar, they should buy her one. The bartender, the two or three other patrons and I endured this whining for about two minutes before the bartender took the easy way out.

He poured her a shot of Cynar.

She didn't look too pleased, but she shut up and drank it.

I've never had it, but I never wanted to, especially after that.
post #24 of 46
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Ach, Slivovica is not so bad. In my book so far, the house of obscure and awful spirits' most peculiar, dark, gut wrenching and mind bending wing is called Cynar.

Regards,
Huntsman


had to look that up. yuk!
post #25 of 46
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
where's your family from?
My father was born in Zagreb and we still have family on the Dalmatian coast. My grandfather was a commercial fisherman and moved to Vancouver when my Dad was quite young. I believe my father and grandmother then followed when my Dad was about 9. My family and I are planning to visit either this summer or the next. We have a friend who owns a beautiful house on the coast, so we figure we'll stay there and rent a car and drive to Italy, Switzerland, etc.

A.
post #26 of 46
Becherovka is quite palatable compared with Fermet Branca. Talk about bad cough syrup!

I've never had Cynar, but at least I now know how it can be employed strategically.
post #27 of 46
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Originally Posted by Aaron
My father was born in Zagreb and we still have family on the Dalmatian coast. My grandfather was a commercial fisherman and moved to Vancouver when my Dad was quite young. I believe my father and grandmother then followed when my Dad was about 9. My family and I are planning to visit either this summer or the next. We have a friend who owns a beautiful house on the coast, so we figure we'll stay there and rent a car and drive to Italy, Switzerland, etc.

A.

it's gorgeous on the dalmation coast - you'll have fun.
post #28 of 46
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
Becherovka is quite palatable compared with Fermet Branca. Talk about bad cough syrup!

I've never had Cynar, but at least I now know how it can be employed strategically.

What? Fernet Branca is nice! Around here, people usually drink bitters like FB to their breakfast. We have a lot of local brands that are more popular though.
post #29 of 46
Yeah, Cynar's rough -- goes to show that barkeeps are not dumb. Never heard of Fernet -- are you saying people do a shot with breakfast, heartworm? ~ Huntsman
post #30 of 46
Yes. My grandparents do one every day with their breakfast, they believe it's healthy. They don't get hammered or anything, they only take on shot, fx Gammel Dansk, Underberg, Nordsø bitter or Dr. Nielsen. Jägermeister is also a bitter. From wikipedia: Gammel Dansk is an extremely popular alcoholic beverage in Denmark, which is often drunk in the morning with the breakfast meal. Its name translates directly from Danish as "old Danish". Gammel Dansk is an example of what is called a bitter, and was originally used as a stomach cure or digestive. It is brewed with a great many herbs and spices, making it similar to other stomach bitters, such as Jägermeister. These herbs and spices include rowanberry, angelica, star aniseed, nutmeg, anise, ginger, laurel, gentian, Seville orange and cinnamon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitters I think it's a bit too harsh for breakfast, but I drink it sometimes at birthday parties in the morning.
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