1. Egg Cream: New York
New York is probably one of the most popular places in the world. When you are in New York don’t forget to take
a sip of their classic beverage called Egg Cream. It is a drink consisting of chocolate syrup, milk and seltzer (soda
water). This classic drink probably started from the late 19th century in Brooklyn. It contains neither eggs nor
2. Mint Julep: New Orleans
Another popular drink in the US, especially in the southern part of the country, is the Mint Julep, a mixed alcoholic
drink or cocktail. This drink is traditionally made of mint, bourbon, sugar and water. Methods of preparation of Mint
Julep may vary considerably from one bartender to another.
3. Bubble Tea: Taiwan
Bubble Tea is a popular drink that originated in Taiwan in the 1980’s and spread in other East and Southeast
Asian countries in the eastern and southeastern regions. It soon became popular in Canada, the US, Peru,
Australia, New Zealand and Belgium. This famous tea beverage contains tapioca balls (mixture of tapioca and
carrageen an powder).
4. Singapore Sling: Singapore
The Singapore Sling is a cocktail that was invented in Singapore in the early 1900’s. Sling is a traditional type of
cocktail. This popular drink consists of gin, cherry brandy, and Benedictine in equal parts. It is shaken and
strained into a glass and then filled to individual taste with club soda.
5. Kvass: Russia
Vodka is undoubtedly the most popular alcoholic drink from Russia. Another Russian drink worth tasting is Kvass
or Kvas. It is a fermented mildly alcoholic beverage made from black rye or rye bread. It is often flavored with fruits
or herbs like strawberry and mint.
6. Lambanog: Philippines
Filipinos are known in native wine-making and one of the most popular native wines in the country is Lambanog. It
is distilled from the sap of the unopened coconut flower. It is commonly described as coconut wine or coconut
7. Lassi: India
Yogurt is one of the healthiest drinks in the world. And one drink made from yogurt is Lassi. Lassi is a popular and
traditional yogurt-based drink made by blending yoghurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and Indian spices. It is
sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin. Sweet Lassi, blended with sugar instead of spices, is also very
8. Macua: Nicaragua
Another great tasting drink is the Macuá, the national drink of Nicaragua, a Central American country. This drink
is a cocktail made with white rum and fruit juices like lemon and guava juice. This popular drink is named after a
tropical bird native to Nicaragua.
9. Advocaat: Europe
Advocaat or Advokat is a popular drink in Europe that has a smooth, custard-like flavor. It is a rich and creamy
liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy. Its contents may be a blend of egg yolks, aromatic spirits, sugar or
honey, brandy, vanilla and sometimes cream or evaporated milk.
10. Teh Tarik: Southeast Asia
Teh Tarik is a popular Southeast Asian hot tea beverage. This drink is made from black tea and condensed milk.
It can be commonly found in outdoor stalls and restaurants in Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore. Teh Tarik literally
means pulled tea. Its name is derived from the pouring process of “pulling” the drink during preparation.
11. Sabra Chocolate: Israel
To make your visit in Israel a truly memorable one, take a sip of its famous Sabra Chocolate Orange Liqueur. It is
regarded as the most famous liqueur produced in Israel. The primary flavor of Sabra is a rich, bittersweetish
chocolate. The dense chocolate is cut with the sweet and sour taste of Jaffa oranges. This citrus addition gives
Sabra an extra kick that chocolate doesn’t have.
12. Frappe Coffee: Greece
While cruising the cool and blue waters of the Mediterranean, try Greek Frappe or Café Frappe, a popular drink
that originated in Greece. It is especially popular during summer. Café Frappe is now popular also to other
countries. It is a foam-covered iced coffee drink made from spray-dried instant coffee. Drinks that were derived
from this drink are Ice Cappuccino, Float and Frappuccino.
13. Yuanyang: Hong Kong
A popular beverage that you should not miss when you go to Hong Kong is Yuanyang, a mixture of coffee and
Hong Kong-style milk tea. It is available in open air food vendors and café and in various restaurants as well. It
can be served hot or cold.
14. Caesar: Canada
This drink is popular in Canada. Caesar is sometimes referred to as a Bloody Caesar due to its similarity to
Bloody Mary. This cocktail contains vodka, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, clamato – a combination of
tomato juice, and clam broth. It is then served on the rocks in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass and garnished with
a stalk of celery and wedge of lime. A common nickname for a version without vodka is Virgin Caesar.