Thursday, July 7, 2011

Drinking to our health

I knew a guy once who would take a drink from time to time to steady himself.  Sometimes he got so steady he couldn't move.

When Tatiana (the Advokat) was here for supper the other evening, she recommended we try Becherovka an herbal bitters made in Czech Republic from a secret recipe which only two people know.  According to Wiki, it is to be drunk cold as an aid to digestion, favoured by Central and Eastern Europeans.  Russian language websites that Tanya found say that the blend of herbs are suspended in pure spirits for three months or something like that.
So we have been nipping at a bottle at supper times.  One ounce is lots for me and 1/3 of that for Tanya.  "It do warm the innards".  There is an English language website here. Don't know if it is available in Saskatchewan or not (or anywhere else in North America for that matter).  Any of my readers know about it?


  1. I know nothing about it, but should confess that my ignorance means nothing. As for one ounce being plenty for you, I find that my tolerance for alcohol increases when I drink it daily, and so will yours.

    I take it that you like this stuff. What does it taste like?

  2. One ounce of this stuff is enough. It tastes like anise, cinnamon, cloves and I don't know what else.

  3. That bottle will last you a long time.
    There is some unique folklore (things that go bump in the night) in Eastern would be interesting to read about it on your blog.
    the Ol'Buzzard

  4. Don't know much about Ukrainian folk lore but the superstitions/customs would fill a post or seven.
    I will see what I can learn about folk lore though.


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