If you’re off to Hungary for a holiday or business trip you’re more than likely going to be having a drink or two at the local bars and clubs. Instead of having your ‘usual’, why not try the local tipples? Allow us to give you the rundown on the local Hungarian drinks so you have a better idea of what to choose from to get you into the partying mood!
This is known as the ‘universal medicine’ in Hungary. It’s strong and can blow your socks off within seconds of it sliding down your throat! Drunk throughout the country day and night, refusing a shot is a big no-no in Hungary. People will be offended if you decline!
Made with 40 different herbs, this drink is like Marmite – you either love it or hate it. It’s a bitter and is also known to the Hungarians for soothing tummy trouble!
Hungarians love their beer as much as westerners do so if you’re on the town ask for what’s on tap, it’s cheap and very tasty!
There are 22 wine regions in Hungary and they certainly know how to make a good wine. Any type from red, rose to white is available at all bars and restaurants, you’ll easily find one that you think is great!
Fröccs is very popular in Hungary. Basically a wine spritzer, it’s coupled with the delicious wines of Hungary and is a light, refreshing drink. Ideal on a warm summer’s day or evening.
Macifröccs is a sweeter version of Fröccs. A wine spritzer with a dollop of raspberry syrup. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sweet, sparkling alternative to the norm. Try it – you might love it!
Tokaji Aszú is one of the most popular sweet dessert wines in Hungary. This is the drink of Kings and Queens – a sweet wine that looks like honey and tastes even better. Give it a go after a meal, you’ll be sorry if you don’t!
The Hungarians have a special offer for the cold months: Krampampuli and Mulled Wine. Should you head out to Hungary during the winter months, then both Mulled Wine and Krampampuli are the drinks to go for. Hot, spicy and made with strong alcohol, these will keep you going on a frosty day!
If you’re ready to ‘paartay’, then try this on for size! It’s vodka that is made sparkling by the addition of carbon dioxide which then gets flavoured with raspberry syrup and is drunk like a shot. Sounds fabulous!