Traveling to different new places has always been fun. But trust me, your trip is incomplete without tasting the local food of those places and not to forget even the local alcohol as well.
but there is something more exotic and homelier about the local alcoholic drinks, especially in India. The charm of desi daru is incomparable.
Take a look at these local alcoholic drinks for a fantastic weekend
It has a sugary taste and is famous in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Maharashtra
There are two ways to make Feni that includes cashew nuts and coconuts. Classified as “country liquor”, it is not allowed to sell Feni outside Goa.
Handia is rice beer. It is prepared from rice, herbs and ranu tablets that are mixed together using 20 herbs.
It is a special rice wine that tastes somewhat like a sour beer but with a fruity aroma
This rice beer is made from fermented rice or barley and is found in Manali. It is quite mild as compared to other local alcohols in India.
It is specially served with a stuffing of semi-fermented seeds of millet in a barrel made of bamboo called dhungroo. Later boiling water is poured through a narrow bamboo on the drink
There are two varieties of Apong namely – Nogin Apong and Poro: Apong. While Nogin Apong is whitish in color, Poro: Apong is a darker greenish in color. The method of preparation is also different for the two and so are the color and taste.
Mahua is an essential drink in the region during celebrations and festive occasions. Main ingredients for the drink include sugarcane molasses and dried Mahua flowers that make it a colorless and mild alcoholic drink
Chuwarak is much like whiskey. It is not usually advised to drink it more after two glasses of Chuwarak because it is so high in alcoholic content that you may forget everything about the night. It is made from rice, pineapples and even jackfruit.
Tharra, North India
Tharra is often brewed illegally after the yeast fermentation of sugarcane and wheat husk. It is often viewed as a crude form of rum and tastes quite bitter