'Raksi' from Nepal among world's 50 'most delicious' drinks
CNN has placed Nepal's 'Raksi', a locally brewed alcoholic drink, among World's 50 most delicious drinks.
Describing 'Raksi' CNN writes in a travel report: 'Made from millet or rice, Raksi is strong on the nose and sends a burning sensation straight down your throat that resolves itself into a surprisingly smooth, velvety sensation."
Raksi figures in the list of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, that include Cider (England), Tequila (Mexico), Red Bull (Austria), Mango Lassi (India), Yakult (Japan), Guinness (Ireland), Pina colada (Puerto Rico), Fanta (Germany), Cendol (Indonesia), Sujeonggwa (Korea), Mojito (Cuba), Scotch whisky (Scotland), Martini (USA), Champagne (France) and Thai Iced Tea (Thailand), beer (global), tea, milk (global) and carrot juice (global). Obviously, the umber one is water.
"Nepalese drink this home brew to celebrate festivals, though we think that the prized drink itself is the reason to celebrate," the CNN report said.
Meanwhile, commenting on the report, Nepal Tourism Board said, "Recognition of Raksi by CNN is expected to attract food and drinks lovers from far and wide. Nepal has more to offer in culinary and drinks segment, most of them being indigenous with unique way of making." nepalnews.com