There are plenty of liquors that you have undoubtedly tried: whiskey, tequila, and vodka, for example. However, those are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to delicious liquors distilled throughout the world. Throughout the course of this brief guide, you'll learn a bit about some exotic liquors that you absolutely must try sometime.
This Brazilian liquor has a sweet aftertaste to it due to the fact that it is mainly distilled from sugarcane. It is perhaps the most tasted alcohol base in all of Brazil. However, people rarely drink it straight up. It often serves as a base for Brazilian cocktails, like the caipirinha, which is a sweet blend of cachaça, sugar, and lime. As both liquors are refined from sugar, it is often referred to as a "Brazilian rum."
Arak, a liquor that is quite popular in the Mediterranean, is a liquor that is distilled from grape alcohol and combined with water and aniseed. In many Mediterranean countries, the drink is watered down even more. Like how whiskey is combined with water in many southern states, arak is imbibed in a half and half mixture of water and whiskey. Many countries have their own unique take on arak. For example, in Israel, there is a strong scent and flavor of anise that is combined with the drink. Ouzo, a popular Grecian liquor, is essentially a different take on arak.
This Italian liquor's name directly translates to "bitter." There's no two ways about it, it is a very accurate name. This syrupy liquor is often used as a digestive after dinner. According to many accounts, amaro has a distinct "medicinal" flavor to it, and in the past, amaro was in fact used as a medicine. Many types of amaro include rhubarb, walnuts, fennel, and black truffle, in addition to various herbs. It is often served in a distinct, small liquor glass, and often taken neatly. In recent times, it has become more commonplace to mix the drink with soda water or serve it over ice.
If any of these liquors serve to whet your appetite, it is highly recommended you make your way to a local liquor store that sells international liquor. These beverages are sure to please your taste buds and perhaps serve to give you a taste for something new, exciting, and perhaps thoroughly different from what you are used to tasting.