There are literally hundreds and hundreds of types of drinks hailing from all four corners of the map. From sweet drinks to sour ones, to bitter yet addicting beverages, you can quench your thirst with a nice delicious globe anywhere in the world.
In this article, we will be telling you 7 of our picks for the best drinks around the globe:
This feisty carbonated Spanish punch is a staple for when you go on holiday. Don’t believe us? Go to any Spanish beachside restaurant or bar and you no doubt will see someone sipping on some Sangria.
If you are looking to make this sweet and awesome drink at home, then you are in luck! It is probably one of the simplest drinks to make out there. All you need are some fruits and a bottle of red wine, then you are good to go!
2. Air Mata Kucing
Hailing from our neighbours across the Straits of Johor, Air Mata Kucing is the brainchild of Malaysia. It may not be super well – known outside of the region but it is certainly a great drink to refresh yourself.
Air Mata Kucing is also known as Longan Drink, so it’s of little surprise that it is mainly made from dried longan fruits. Other ingredients commonly used to make this beverage include winter melon and rock sugar. You can find this drink being sold at roadside stalls in Malaysia for unbelievably low prices.
We might be cheating a bit for this one, but hear us out.
Cendol is technically considered a dessert (a watery dessert to be precise) rather than a drink. It is also usually served in a bowl. But tiny details won’t stop us from putting this luscious Indonesian drink / dessert on our list.
Made by mixing sweet palm sugar, shaved ice, and creamy coconut milk, Cendol is one of the icons of Indonesian cuisine with its revitalising qualities and colourful flavours that will pamper your taste buds.
4. Mango Lassi
India is no doubt a very hot, dry, and dusty country. For the hundreds of millions of Indians working outdoors, this condition is neither ideal nor conducive to productivity. Thankfully for them they have Mango Lassi.
This cold and sweet drink helps refresh the body and the mind from the sweltering heat of India. It is usually made of milk, yoghurt, and mango and can be found nearly anywhere in the country.
5. Thai Iced Tea
Who doesn’t love Thai Iced Tea?
This humble little drink has become a worldwide phenomenon for its unique taste and invigorating properties. Almost every single cafe and coffee shop serves its own version of Thai iced tea, with varying degrees of success. But the best Thai iced tea is still the one you can buy from street vendors in downtown Bangkok that are packaged in plastic bags.
Original Thai tea is made from strongly brewed black tea that is mixed with spices and condensed milk. It is an easy beverage to make, which makes it perfect for making at home on hot summer days.
A lot of patience is required to make this particular drink. Originating from South Korea, Sujeonggwa’s cooking and cooling process usually take a few hours.
It is made of several key ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, peppercorn, and dried persimmons to create a healthy yet quite flavourful drink.
Describing the taste in detail is a bit difficult since it is nothing like the other drinks on this list, but you can say that it is a little spicy, tangy, and sweet.
7. Ethiopian Coffee
There is no way we can have a list of the best drinks on the planet without Ethiopian coffee.
It has been theorised that all of the coffee beans in the world have their origins in the highlands of the country, so there is no doubting the quality of Ethiopian Arabica coffee. You can make an array of delicious drinks that uses it as a base, including espresso, lattes, and cappuccinos.
Ethiopian coffee has a soft taste, silky crema, and is packed full of caffeine. So if you ever find yourself needing a delicious pick – me – up in the morning, afternoon, or late at night, then Ethiopian coffee should be the obvious option to go for.