Who doesn’t love to kick back and relax from a tough day with a little bit of alcohol in your hand? No matter your preference — beer, wine, or liquor — most of the world is united in our love of having a drink or two. With the exception of one large swath of nations in the Middle East, the drinking habits of the rest of the world make the United States look like a bunch of teetotaling Puritans. But which nations are the most enthusiastic about consumption? Keep on reading to find out which countries love to throw back some booze more than the rest. The results might surprise you — no, Ireland isn’t number one.
Clocking in at an average of 10.64 liters consumed each year, the people of Slovakia take their boozing really seriously. The country’s traditional drink is called Borovička, an alcoholic drink that’s flavored with juniper berries and contains about 40 percent alcohol. The nation requires that all its booze contain at least 37.5 percent alcohol, so you know they mean business.