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white drink

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:53 pm
by Griswalds
:oops: This is a silly question but when i'v been out for a meal i'v seen alot of bulgarians with a glass of drink which look's like milk, they seem to take a swig before they take a drink of rakia or another kind of spirit ,does anyone know why they do this. griswalds.

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:31 am
by andre
Hi Griswalds,

The milk alike white liquid is "айря̀н" (stirred joghurt with water) or buttermilk.
But, I think, they first take rakia, and then the buttermilk.
Mostly they us to drink it with the "мастика" or anisette, anise-flavoured brandy.

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:09 am
by Griswalds
Thankyou Andre, do you no the reason why they drink it with alcohol , the reason i'm asking i get terrible heartburn after i drink alcohol, this could be a remedy for heartburn griswalds. :ANAL:

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:28 am
by andre
Hi griswalds,

it's mostly drunken on it's own and in the summer.
The reason they drink it after they have a sip of rakia - you've got it right! It's because of the heartburn!

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:42 am
by Griswalds
NO MORE HEARTBURN, I WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY MY NEXT VISIT TO BG, CHEER'S GRISWALDS. :D

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:47 am
by scot47
Those who visit Indian restaurants may be familiar with 'Lassi'. This is the same drink that is known in Bulgaria and Turkey as 'Ayran'. Yoghurt diluted with water.