Friday, January 13, 2006


The little-known drinks of Eastern Europe.
By far Hungary’s most distinctive tipple is Unicum, a love-it-or-hate-it dark, treacly potion, which Hungarians claim is the reason the Austro-Hungarian empire lasted as long as it did (Austrians say that it was a cause of its downfall).
The sooner I can get this stuff in Sainsbury's, the better.


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