Tuica or plum brandy
The Romanians’ best alcoholic beverages are beer and homemade wine. However, their importance differs depending on the season: whereas beer is the most sort after drink during summer, wine is predominantly consumed in the cold season. Most Romanians, even the younger ones know a thing or two about how to make the traditional drinks. Tuica can be either served as an apéritif, to go down with the main meat dish or as a digestif after a rich meal. Tuica can also be taken for medicinal purposes as natives recommend it for the alleviation of muscular pain, stomach ache, headache and pretty and other types of pain. So make sure to give it a try as it is a veritable panacea. Nonetheless, keep in mind that Tuica is actually a plum brandy, and the percentage of alcohol in it can differ between 23 and 80%. The stronger type of Tuica is known as Palinca and usually comes from the northern part of the country or from Transylvania. Tuica can be found in any traditional serving restaurant. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Afinata, Zmeurata, Visinata or Blueberry liquor
The Afinata, Zmeurata, Visinata (blueberry liquor, raspberry liquor, sour cherries liquor) these are forest fruit liquors which are a sort of delicacy that is usually homemade and only in small quantities. Unlike Tuica, which is a very common and popular drink. Now here is the process of making this type of drink. When the fruits are ready to harvest, they will be handpicked, washed thoroughly and then placed inside a glass bottle with a small quantity of sugar spread over it. After weeks of waiting for the berries to ferment and get their juices out, some alcohol or Tuica is poured over the fruits. Depending on the taste required by the manufacturer, the drinks can be very sweet or less sweet, but they are often deliciously sweet and savory. You can try them at local food restaurants, food and drink fairs, and Christmas markets. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
If you don’t alcoholic drinks then, this is your next best option. Socata drink is made from flowers of the European elder and offered as either carbonated or non-carbonated. Apart from being a great drink for a fun time, Socata also offers plenty of health benefits with its detoxifying, diuretic, expectorant, and anti-infection properties. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Traditional Romanian Wine
Making wine is part of the Romanian lifestyle, culture, and tradition. Global production records show they are the sixth largest producers in Europe and they show no signs of relegating. One of the most popular wines in the country is the Traditoitaste a Busuioaca deBohotin, which is an amazing quality wine anywhere in the world. This wine originates from a special type of grape with a red-violet color. The wine has a fascinating and distinctive color with a bouquet to remember: roses and basil. You can get this wine in markets or order for them at the local bars and restaurants. Endeavor to make sure you ask your waiter for some traditional Romanian wine with your meal, and you won’t regret it.