Drinks From Around the World

By Bricco Posted on October 13th, 2015

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Even if you’ve never ventured outside the United States, you can add some international flair to your drink menu. There are many incredible combinations from around the world. So the next time you want to get a little adventurous at one of your favorite Harrisburg bars, order one of these awesome concoctions:

Canelazo

This hot drink from Ecuador is made with aguardiente, also known as firewater. It’s mixed with fruit juice, brown sugar and water, with a cinnamon stick stuck in for a little extra kick. Both spicy and sweet, Canelazo is a great drink for a cold winter night.

Pimm’s No. 1 Cup

The Brits always come up with unique flavor combinations. The ingredients in Pimm’s No. 1 Cup sound a bit strange — cucumber, mint, lemonade and spices are added to gin — but the end result is actually quite refreshing. The mint and cucumber make it a soothing summer cocktail.

Austrian Schnapps

You may associate schnapps with fuzzy navels or peppermint, but Austrian schnapps have a deeper, richer flavor and come in more sophisticated varieties, such as pinecone.

Grappa

The Italians are so resourceful. Rather than simply dumping the leftover stems and grape parts they had after making wine, Italians instead turned it into a drink called grappa, which is basically distilled pomace. Italians say it helps with after-dinner digestion, which makes it the perfect way to cap off a variety of meals!

Sake

You may have heard of this favorite drink from Japan, which is brewed similarly to beer. You can enjoy sake either cold or hot, and it complements a nice sushi dinner perfectly. Some people call sake rice wine, because it’s made from fermented rice.

Lambanog

This Filipino wine is quite potent. By fermenting coconut flower sap, brewers have created a unique-tasting beverage that’s known for its high alcohol content. When you want a unique, exotic taste to accompany your dinner, lambanog is the international drink to order at your favorite bar in Harrisburg, PA.

Ouzo

Love licorice? Love wine? The two tastes come together in the Greek drink ouzo. While the Greeks drink it straight, non-Greeks may need to water it down a bit because the taste is extremely potent.

Rum Swizzle

This drink screams “fun in the sun” for beach-lovers everywhere. From Bermuda, it includes a combination of light and dark rums along with pineapple and orange juices plus a squeeze of lemon. Stir in Falernum and Angostura bitters, and enjoy the taste of summer in a glass.

Mojito

You’ve undoubtedly heard of mojitos, the minty rum drink that was first popularized in Cuba. Americans have put their own twist on the drink, with everything from blackberry to mango mojitos, but try the real thing the next time you want a simple, refreshing beverage.

Try a New Drink at One of the Best Bars in Harrisburg

At Bricco, we love people with a sense of adventure, which is why our bartenders create unique cocktails with global influences. Visit the bar at Bricco, and enjoy an international drink with your friends.

Category: Beverages

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