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15. Sake, Japan

If you fancy a laugh, watch the look on a diner’s face when they see a first-time sake drinker “shoot” a small cup of sake.

Served chilled, hot or room temperature, depending on your mood or meal, sake is stronger than wine and weaker than vodka. No matter the temperature though, sake has a cool dry flavor, and like wine, flavor accents vary with quality and type.

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14. Pastis, France

Although not as exciting, or as hallucinogenic, as its reckless cousin, absinthe, which in its true form is banned from civilization, the potent licorice-like pastis has just the right dash of floral and herbal qualities to make it a signature French drink.

Served with chilled spring water at a strict ratio of five-to-one, pastis tastes like mellowed liquor with an appetizing anise flavor.

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13. Kool-Aid, United States

Kool-Aid revolutionized powder mix drinks and sets the benchmark for kids in North America regarding the taste of flavored water.

Its mascot, a jug, has perhaps the world’s worst slogan: “Oh yeah!” Luckily the drink tastes better.

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12. Watermelon cucumber punch, Global

Take two of the world’s most refreshing fruits, throw them into a blender, add lime juice and syrup and you have the makings of what, on a sweltering day in the sun, can taste like a life-saving beverage.
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11. Sangria, Spanish

So your parents-in-law pay you a surprise visit, and all you’ve got in the cupboard is a cheap bottle of red and some half-rotten fruits. Not to worry.

The Spanish came up with sangria, a sweet, carbonated wine punch that has entertained guests from all nations and tax brackets.

Splash some brandy over it to bring out that spicy kick.
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10. Hot chocolate with marshmallows, United States

If piña colada equals tropical beaches, then hot chocolate with marshmallows equals extra-thick mitten socks and couch loafing inside ski resorts.

This drink is your only legitimate excuse to stay indoors when in the Alps.

The rich and aromatic hot chocolate also makes gloomy winter mornings worth looking forward to.

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9. Gin and tonic, England

Trust the Brits to make a medicine (the quinine in tonic water was used by the British East India Company to prevent malaria) more palatable by throwing in some booze.

Still, we’re glad they did, as the clink-clink, glug-glug, fizzzz of a gin and tonic being poured is about as perfect an introduction to a balmy evening as it’s possible to find.
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