The people of Azerbaijan have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. As visitors, you have the freedom to explore all of these drinks to your satisfaction. It’s also a lovely place to be so as you enjoy the drinks you’re also going to experience so many aspects of a foreign and interesting culture. The black tea is the national and most popular drink in this country. It is served with a lot of additions including sugar, honey, lemon, jam, nuts, and sometimes snacks, and so on. Most people take the tea after a meal which is usually consumed in small curved glass cups that have become part of the tradition of drinking in this lovely nation. Two reasons why you should experience drinking black tea – One, it comes with a slight bitterness, which is good for you to complement all of those sweet desserts you’re going to eat. Two, black tea has loads of health benefits including working to aid digestion and offering plenty of antioxidants which can help improve the condition of the body. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Sherbet is a frozen dessert that you must try when you get to Azerbaijan. It is made from sweetened water of which several fruits have been added to give it flavor and taste. To make the drink, water is infused with herbs and then left to sit for hours before other ingredients are added. If you’re visiting a home in the country you’re most likely to be served with this great drink. Sherbet is also very popular at events, weddings, and other public occasions. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Wine is also a trendy drink in Azerbaijani, which has been produced in several regions for years. Archeological excavations in the country have shown the unearthing of several wine jars which have been dated to around the second millennium BC. In modern times, 7% of all the lands in the country is filled with vineyards where about 17 vines and 16 grape varieties are sourced and then used to make top-quality wine. Pinot Noir and the white Rkatsiteli are the main grape varieties in this country you must try before you leave. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Azerbaijanis also love their beer, and you can be assured they will introduce some of them to you, one way or the other. The most popular beer in the country is Xirdalan which is brewed locally using their unique technique. You can also give Novxanı a try as many locals and tourists have come to love the taste. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
This list of drinks in Azerbaijan won’t be complete without the mention of Compote. The drink is made from varieties of fruits that have been boiled and sugar added. It is an excellent drink for anyone who wants to experience the best of Azerbaijan. While there is popular compote that is produced around the year, there is a special one which is seasonal and is made from fresh fruits. These are the local varieties produced by master compote maker using the good old ancient knowledge and preparation techniques.