I Am Batman

  All it took is one costume party for me to become Batman…forever! A couple years ago my friends from the said party gave me that photo for my birthday. Last week, I received some Bat accessories, too. My buddy Piotrek and Maciej brew a little hand made goodness in their basements, the results seen…

Cheers

I didn’t know that Boston was big on crab, somehow that fact registered only after seeing the little red crustacean pretty much everywhere around the city. BUT I did know that Cheers, a TV bar that kept the nation entertained for a decade and where everybody knew your name, was somewhere nearby. Finding it was…

The Heineken Experience Fail

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Heineken Experience is known as one of Amsterdam’s main attractions, a must see while visiting the city. Seventeen euro’s later I’m here to tell you not to waste your money! The entire thing is more of a self guided, walk at your own pace, kind of a…

J.A. Baczewski Vodka

In 1782 the Baczewski family opened a distillery in a small suburb of Lwów, Poland. It has since been recognized as the oldest Polish distillery. In 1810 it was one of four distilleries in the city, but as it pioneered new technologies, such as double rectification process, it stood out from the pack and produced…

Kurwica – The Devil’s Drink

Kurwica has a few meanings in the Polish language, well, until last Sunday I only knew one and it wasn’t at all nice. It is after all a word on par with the ever popular ‘fuck’. But apparently that’s not all. Kurwica, as explained to us by the people selling bottle vodka by that same…

Moroccan Beer – An Expensive Treat

When we were still looking into booking our trip we had to choose between two hotel options; all inclusive or not. It was explained to us that “all inclusive” included alcohols as well as all other drinks (coke, water, etc.), while with the standard option you paid for it all out of your own pocket.…

Jack Daniel’s Cola

Last summer in Austria we picked up this little known beverage. Jack Daniel’s and Cola in one. I’ve personally never seen this before, and oddly enough this drink-in-a-can felt stronger than the watered down Jack’n’Coke served to us in a local touristy bar. And who better to drink whiskey with than my buddy Jeff.

Grzaniec – Mulled Wine

There is nothing that will warm you up faster on a -16° Celsius night than a warm cup of wine. Well, I suppose I could think of one other thing, but certainly not in the middle of a crowded city square. Mulled wine, or Grzaniec as it is known in Poland, originated in Germany and…

Palinka

I can’t leave Hungary without mentioning one last thing: Palinka. Shortly after arriving in Budapest, we were introduced to the Hungarian fire water. I wrote in an earlier post about “Nalewka” in Poland; mostly home made alcoholic concoction, very liqueur like, mostly based on some sort of a fruit. Palinka seems to be a Hungarian…

Nalewka

Nalewka (Polish term) or nalivka (Russian term) is a traditional Polish and East Slavic category of alcoholic tincture. The alcoholic beverage is usually 40 to 45% alcohol by volume and is made by maceration of various ingredients in alcohol, usually vodka or spirit. Among the ingredients often used are fruits, herbs, spice, sugar or molasses.…