One of the best – and most fun – ways to get to know a culture is through its local libations. Like Champagne to France or Whiskey to Scotland, some beverages are indelibly linked to the regions they hail from. You simply can’t go there without sampling a signature sip or two. Here are some famous destination-linked drinks from all corners of the globe to wet your whistle.
The brunch-favorite Bellini was created in Venice at Harry’s Bar, the famous Hemingway hangout not far from St. Mark’s Square. Created by founder Giuseppe Cipriani in the 1930s, this classy cocktail is a mix of Prosecco sparkling wine and peach puree. The drink’s color reminded him of a painting by 15th century artist Giovanni Bellini, hence the name. Variations exist, but the simplicity of the original recipe can’t be beat.