The Panty Ripper, Singapore Sling, and Cuba Libre reflect just a few of the tasty libations which await travelers abroad. As for me, I tend to seek out and enjoy the national beers of the countries I visit (Imperial, Belikin, Heineken, Guinness). Taking shots is a drinking experience I (thankfully) left behind in college….or so I thought!
I was hanging out with some British army troops on my second night in Belize when a girl with us suggested we drink some tequila. Normally, I’m not a fan, however I sucked down the first shot to fulfill my duty to the group. When it came time for the second shot, it was suggested that we do a special combination move (I forgot the exact name). You may know the classic approach to tequila shots as licking the salt from your hand, taking the shot, and putting a lime wedge in your mouth. Well this special approach involved snorting salt, taking the shot, and squeezing lime juice into your eye.
I can be very stubborn at times, and I made sure to assert myself at this point in the night. The girl even tried to bribe me with a view of her underwear if I’d take part. Unless she intended to up the ante, I was content to watch.
What’s the strangest mixed drink or shot combination you’ve encountered while traveling?