PHOTO: Making Rakia in Yasna Polyana, Bulgaria

PHOTO: Making Rakia, a Potent Alcohol Produced from Local Grapes, in the Town of Yasna Polyana, Bulgaria

Bulgarian woman in the town of Yasna Polyana makes a potent alcohol known as Rakia from local grapes

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8 Comments on “PHOTO: Making Rakia, a Potent Alcohol Produced from Local Grapes, in the Town of Yasna Polyana, Bulgaria

  1. I learned to enjoy and appreciate the finer points of drinking rakia during my time in Bulgaria, tastings it in small sips alternating with a non-alcoholic side drink, usually “limonada” or the like, and always with a snack such as peanuts or cheese. It’s strong, but a fine taste, nothing at all like turpentine! As a social matter, rakiya is only to be praised and admired.

    • LOL, Ira, I did decline and my hosts accepted my alcohol allergy with grace. Reading that it tastes like turpentine makes me glad I’m allergic to alcohol.

  2. When we were in Bulgaria, we were offered many kinds of Rakia…I only tried a couple, not really my thing. But love your shot!

    • Hi Corinne – you’re at an advantage to me – I don;t drink so I can only sniff and wonder what it tastes like. My bet is that it’s pretty strong.

    • I had exactly the same reaction, Jess. Fortunately, I’m never going to find out.

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