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The FifaWorld Cup 2018…let’s celebrate in style
So the world has a new winner of the Fifa World Cup and here at UKVending we thought we’d take a slightly tongue in cheek look at some of the nations favourite drinks. It’s quite a diverse range of national beverages and almost as fiery as some of the players themselves.
The Croatian team will probably be enjoying an evening celebration with Slivoitz a warming plum brandy.
What else could it possibly be for the Mexicans than a shot or two of Tequila.
Our Spanish friends with their traditional drink of Sangria.
This South American drink crosses borders easily as Peru and Chile both claim it as their national drink.
Our Australian cousins may produce some fine wines but as a nation their national drink will always be beer or lager.41 percent of all alcoholic drinks in Australia are made of malt and hops.
Aguardiente roughly translates into English as ‘Fire Water’ and is a sugar based liquor flavoured with anise. To give you some idea of how potent this drink is one newspaper once described it as a “drink that may make you want to punch someone in the face,” which is probably all you need to know.
Like the English people in Uruguay enjoy a nice relaxing tea and the national tea of choice is called Mate.
Costa Rica: Guaro
Yet another Central American fire water derived from sugar.
Okay so us Brits like tea, coffee and almost every kind of drink, but most football fans would agree that watching a match on the telly is better with a pint of beer in hand.
We’ve all had schnapps from time to time when visiting Switzerland, but nothing compares with this cinnamon flavoured variety.
France: Red Wine
Had to be really didn’t it? Red Wine and the French simply go hand in hand.
Ever since a presidential declaration in 2010, this has been Argentina’s national drink.
With the country’s strict alcohol laws Iranian’s are very careful when and if they drink alcohol so best to stick to this variety of tea.
Made from sorghum or millet, it’s a little like a non-alcoholic beer.
Perhaps the best invention to come out of Germany.
A nice glass of the sweet drink is enough to bring back holiday memories from Portuguese beaches.
Belgium: Westvleteren 12
Made at a brewery founded in 1838 by the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Vleteren, Belgium the brewery’s three beers have acquired an international reputation for taste and quality, Westvleteren 12 being considered by some to be the best beer in the world.
If ever a country was associated with one product then Russia and Vodka, need I say more.
South Korea: Soju
This drink is usually fermented from rice and is quite nice as a cocktail with fruit juices.