Our time in Sri Lanka was filled with historical landmarks, elephant encounters, fun traveling friends, and booze. The latter happened to come in the form of traditional Sri Lankan arrack.
So, what is arrack? We’re glad you asked.
Arrack is a spirit that is distilled from the sap of the coconut flower. Sri Lanka just happens to be the largest producer of coconut arrack and we couldn’t have been happier to have discovered it while there. Our friends at Ceylon Arrack wanted us to try their special version of arrack and we were more than happy to oblige.
What does Sri Lankan arrack taste like? Good question! It has a woody flavor with only subtle hints of coconut. It’s a little sweet but unassuming and very refreshing.
Check out our newest AlcoHAUL featuring the delicious Sri Lankan arrack.
Like in the video above, I prefer my arrack mixed with ginger ale and lime. A second runner-up would be tonic. What would you mix with your arrack? We would love to hear in the comment section below.
So, it’s been a while but that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped traveling or stopped drinking. In fact, we’ve continued to do both and have even filmed most of our endeavors. While our last AlcoHAUL post was episode 3, we’ve since jumped ahead to episode 9. The remaining episodes are patiently waiting for you on our YouTube channel before we post them to this blog. Be sure to check them out when you get the chance.
So, why did we skip ahead to feature episode 9? Quite frankly, it’s our new favorite. We filmed this baby from our ridiculously awesome suite at the Radisson Blu Royal in Helsinki, Finland. It features a Brazilian liquor (cachaça) given to us by our two new travel blogging friends from Viagem Criativa and also has a special French guest judge from Voyages et Vagabondages.
Take a peek at our introduction to Brazilian cachaça in the video below.
So, what did you think of cachaça? Have you tried it before? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.]]>
It’s that time again. We have rolled out another one of our intoxicating AlcoHAUL videos where we choose a liquor that we’ve picked up from our travels around the world and show you how to make something delicious out of it. Today’s episode is brought to you by Brennivin. This clear and aromatic schnapps is said to be Iceland’s signature distilled beverage and we drank a ton of it while exploring Iceland.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Iceland, even if the Northern Lights failed to show themselves. We embraced Iceland with open arms and tried everything from reindeer meat to fermented shark. One of the many things you should know before traveling to Iceland is that the weather is unpredictable. My favorite memory followed a harrowing trek through a blizzard to our Icelandic Farm Holidays hotel. Our travel companion, Lola had enough foresight to purchase a bottle of Reyka (Icelandic vodka) and Brennivin at one of our pit stops earlier that day. We spent the rest of the evening sitting outside in a geothermal pool as snow whisked around us, taking turns jumping out and making snow angels. It was epic.
Take a peek at our Brennivin episode below and let us know if it’s something you could see yourself drinking.
Now it’s your turn. What are your favorite liquors from around the world? Let us know in the comment section below.]]>
So, if you’re a subscriber to our YouTube channel you already know that we’ve posted FOUR AlcoHAUL videos. If you’re not a subscriber to our YouTube channel, you should be. Why, you ask? Because then you won’t have to wait for our lazy selves to write a post to accompany the videos here. Everyone wins!
Today’s AlcoHAUL video is brought to you by Sangster’s Coconut Rum Liqueur. We picked up this creamy beauty from our pit stop in Falmouth, Jamaica. After gorging ourselves on jerk chicken and Red Stripe beer, we scoured the streets for a nice liquid libation to bring back as a souvenir. We love how creamy and smooth this liqueur is and that you can put a little bit in your coffee or on top of ice cream. You could even mix your coffee, ice cream, and Sangster’s Coconut Rum Liqueur together for a boozy milkshake!
Take a peek at what we made in our second episode of AlcoHAUL below.
As you can see, there’s a lot of uses for this liqueur. If you ever get the chance, pick up a bottle and let us know what kind of boozy concoctions you come up with.
What about you? What libations have you tried on your travels that you would recommend. We’re always on the prowl for the next featured beverage. Let us know in the comment section below.
When we returned from our Caribbean cruise, we found ourselves with four big bottles of alcohol tucked in between clothes in Chris’ bag. Upon grabbing said bag from the carousel in Sea-Tac airport, we realized that something went horribly wrong. The bag was sticky and had been stained red. Closer inspection revealed that one of our precious bottles (a hibiscus liquor from Haiti) had shattered and stained everything in the bag a vibrant red. While Chris was mourning the death of his favorite suit, I was blathering about how I no longer was able to make the cocktail that I had been fantasizing about while on the plane.
It was then that we decided to make a series about all the liquor we bring back from our travels along with recipes on how to use them. Here’s how AlcoHAUL works:
Step 1: We introduce a bottle from our travels
Step 2: One of us has to make a delicious drink using the booze and whatever we have in our kitchen.
Step 3: The non-barkeep has to rate the drink on a scale of 1-10.
Take a peek at our pilot episode and let us know what you think. It features delicious Koloa spiced rum from the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.
What’s your favorite drink that you’ve discovered on your travels?