Monday, August 27, 2012
Albanian beverages are recognized all over the continent. Made from fruits or other ingredients, Albanian beverages seem to make a meal complete. The Albanian traditional drink is ‘RAKI’. It was brought to Albania through the Ottoman conquest of the country in the late 14th century.
Raki is made from fermented and distilled fruit, usually grapes but sometimes plums, blackberries, mulberry etc. Albanians are very fond of their national drink, and, despite the fact it is about as potent as vodka it is not drunk as a Russian would drink vodka. It is sipped in tiny amounts and both making and drinking raki are almost art forms.