Mel asked in HealthAlternative Medicine · 1 decade ago

What is rakia? How does it work?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Rakia or rakija (Croatian, Slovenian and Bosnian: rakija, Albanian: raki, Macedonian and Serbian: ракија or rakija, Romanian: rachiu, Bulgarian: ракия) is hard liquor similar to brandy and vodka, made by distillation of fermented fruits, popular throughout the Balkans. Its alcohol content is normally 40%, but home-produced rakia can be stronger, typically 50 to 60%. Prepečenica is double-distilled rakia, with alcohol content sometimes exceeding 60%. Brlja (literally "mess") is a popular name for cheap low-quality rakia.

    Rakia is considered to be the national drink among some of the South Slavic peoples: in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Its most common form, slivovitz, is produced from plums. Other commonly-used fruits are grapes (the most common in Bulgaria and Montenegro), peaches, apricots, apples, figs, and quinces. Plum and grape rakia is sometimes mixed after distillation with other ingredients, such as herbs, honey, sour cherries and walnuts.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rakia is considered to be the national drink among some of the South Slavic peoples: in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Its most common form, slivovitz, is produced from plums. Other commonly-used fruits are grapes (the most common in Bulgaria and Montenegro), peaches, apricots, apples, figs, and quinces. Plum and grape rakia is sometimes mixed after distillation with other ingredients, such as herbs, honey, sour cherries and walnuts.

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  • 4 years ago

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    I think it is a very high alchohol content Romanian liquor. Like schlibovitz... hope I spelled it right.

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