Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Charted Territory: Global Spirits: The out Traveler Embarks on a Far-Reaching Booze Cruise to Bring You the World's Most Intoxicating Indigenous Drinks

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Charted Territory: Global Spirits: The out Traveler Embarks on a Far-Reaching Booze Cruise to Bring You the World's Most Intoxicating Indigenous Drinks

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South Africa

Spirit: Amarula Cream Liqueur is made from fruit of the untamed marula tree, which grows in subequatorial Africa

Down the hatch: On the rocks or in dark coffee

Imbibe with the queer tribe: Bronx Action Bar in Cape Town's Green Point area

Toast: Gesonoheid!

Hangover helper: Stagger into the Atlantic, generally a few degrees colder than the adjacent Indian Ocean

Greece

Spirit: Ouzo, a dark anise-flavored liquor made from pressed grapes, herbs, and berries

Down the hatch: Sit and sip slowly for hours

Imbibe with the queer tribe: Go to the lesbian-owned Sappho Restaurant on the beach at Skala Eressos

Toast: Iss ighian!

Hangover helper: Have a maiden feed you grapes while reading the poetry of Sappho

Serbia

Spirit: Slivovitz, made from distilled plum juice, is a stronger version of brandy

Down the hatch: Served as an after-dinner drink at room temperature

Imbibe with the queer tribe: The only gay bar in Serbia is Club X on Nusiceva Street in central Belgrade

Toast: Ziveli!

Hangover helper: Go whitewater rafting on the Tara River in Durmitor National Park

Korea

Spirit: Soju, made primarily from rice in combination with wheat, barley, or sweet potatoes

Down the hatch: If someone of a higher status pours you a drink turn away from that person before drinking

Imbibe with the queer tribe: Bar Bliss is a cozy wine bar in Seoul's queer Itaewon area

Toast: Kong gang ul wi-ha yo! …

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