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Żubrówka + apple juice anyone?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
30 Apr 2008 /  #1
What is a Polish long drink? Answer: 1 litre of vodka!
But joking aside, mixed drinks did not really get off the ground in Poland until after its independence was regained (1989). To this day many devotees insist that vodka, brandy and other noble tipples are too good to drown in juice or soda.

Be that as it may, one long drink that is graining in popularity in some quarters is cold Żubrówka (bison vodka) and cold apple juice which seem to create a nice symbiosis: 1-2 jiggers of Ż in a tumbler topped up with sok jabłkowy. BTW, did you know Poland is one of the world's top exporters of apple concentrate used in making apple-juice world-wide?
polishgirltx  
30 Apr 2008 /  #2
it's called 'tatanka' ...
cyg 5 | 119  
30 Apr 2008 /  #3
... or "Szarlotka" - depends where you are.
Lori 4 | 118  
5 May 2008 /  #4
What about "Polish flags?" made with vodka and malinowy syrup, I think it was. Anyway, it's red.
polishgirltx  
5 May 2008 /  #5
flagowe...?

first goes juice and then vodka in a shot glass...
i think
plk123 8 | 4,150  
5 May 2008 /  #6
yeah, that's a pretty darn popular drink.
polishgirltx  
5 May 2008 /  #7
yep, after the first shot, you can find me laying under the table... ;)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
5 May 2008 /  #8
lol... somehow i doubt it. :) I've shared tatanka? with a few people and now I have to empty the LQ store in Chicago when i go there. lol

i am thinking i heard some other name for this drink though.. no idea what it was though. not sharlotka... hmm
polishgirltx  
5 May 2008 /  #9
lol... somehow i doubt it. :)

lol ;P

and now I have to empty the LQ store in Chicago when i go there. lol

Żubrówka is an 'emergency' drink at my house ;) if there is nothing else, ...

i am thinking i heard some other name for this drink though.. no idea what it was though. not sharlotka... hmm

i know it as tatanka...i've never heard somebody calls it szarlotka, but maybe it depends...
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
5 May 2008 /  #10
Żubrówka is an 'emergency' drink at my house ;) if there is nothing else, ...

Emergency??? You can't let the situation deteriorate to such scandalous situations where there is hardly any booze at home!

As a friend of mine would say to his wife: "no vodka at home and you had a nerve to buy bread instead?" ;)
polishgirltx  
6 May 2008 /  #11
it's all about wine with me...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
6 May 2008 /  #12
...i've never heard somebody calls it szarlotka,

It's often called apple pie here in the UK so I guess that's where the szarlotka comes from? Taking my name in vain. Nobody sought my approval for this outrageous act LOL
polishgirltx  
6 May 2008 /  #13
lol....i know two szarlotkas, it's an apple-pie and a dude from PF... and i can't drink any of them...
szarlotka 8 | 2,209  
6 May 2008 /  #14
Trust me, you're better off with a nice glass (or two) of Cabernet Sauvignon.
polishgirltx  
6 May 2008 /  #15
i thought so too.... what would you cook to that wine, pie?
Danziger - | 5  
23 May 2008 /  #16
zubrowka + apple juice is also sometimes called 'zubry w sadzie' = bisons in orchard :)

But I prefer something called "Made in Poland" it's made of vodka "Gorzka żołądkowa" mixed with Sprite and few fresh cucumber slices, del-ico-us
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
23 May 2008 /  #17
I still don't know how Polmos Białystok managed to convince not only foreigners but also Poles that Żubrówka is the best polish vodka. Which clearly isn’t the case. :/
mafketis 23 | 8,521  
23 May 2008 /  #18
Many years ago I liked żubrówka. Then one fateful long afternoon and evening I had a whole bunch of glasses of wine and then someone broke out the żubrówka and I had a few shots and ... I don't think we really need to go into any more details.

To this day the very smell of żubrówka is liable to give me flashbacks .... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
cyg 5 | 119  
29 May 2008 /  #19
I had the same thing with Jack Daniels for more than a decade. But it's me who's to blame for that, not the fine folks in Kentucky. Same goes for your Żubrówka experience.
spiritus 68 | 666  
11 Jun 2008 /  #20
Everyone raves about Zubrowka with apple juice as if that's the ONLY combination that works.

I've tried this many times and wasn't that impressed.

A better drink is to mix Zubrowka vodka with Kaktus juice (made by Tymbark)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #21
Kaktus is great stuff. I agree, it's a very versatile mixer.

Żubrówka and apple juice is a bandwagon drink. Sb drinks it and everyone hops on board. It's not that good.

Baileys and milk, yummy...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Jun 2008 /  #22
I have some emergency Zubrowka, but there's not much left. But then it's the same amount I have had left for the last six months or so. Isn't apple juice something you drink the morning after? You can't take the hangover cure and the hangover-causer simultaneously, can you?

Baileys and milk

Have you ever drunk Baileys from a shoe? - Old Greg
polishgirltx  
11 Jun 2008 /  #23
Baileys and milk, yummy...

yummy and girly...and sweet like hell! :)
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #24
Yes, that's why I drink it at home.

Baileys from a shoe, hehehe. Would that be an old brown one?
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #25
Baileys and milk, yummy...

I can't drink sweet alcohol makes me sick as hell.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #26
I can't drink too much of it either. It's a taste thing more than a get drunk thing. How does Korean food make u feel or haven't u tried it?
osiol 55 | 3,922  
11 Jun 2008 /  #27
sweet alcohol

That's why I just don't understand alcopops. What's wrong with beer, dry white wine, whisky or (normal) vodka?
Having said that, it's a little easier to drink vodka with some sort of mixer. Even if that mixer is a load of bread and kielbasa.
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #28
How does Korean food make u feel or haven't u tried it?

KIMCHI! It's an acquired taste... I can stomach some of it but not octopus or chicken feet or blood sausage or fish cakes or anchovies with the head.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
11 Jun 2008 /  #29
Kimchi is very tasty. I ate authentic Korean food and I liked it. I ate the modified variety in Japan but it was edible.

The Poles would like kimchi, it's spicy cabbage. U can buy kimchi noodles in Piast.
Dzhaklin 3 | 166  
11 Jun 2008 /  #30
The Poles would like kimchi, it's spicy cabbage. U can buy kimchi noodles in Piast.

I think it is funny because I will cook cabbage and kielbasa sometimes and he will not eat it because he "doesn't like cabbage" haha kimchi is yummy smells awful though.

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