As I write this, I am sitting in a quaint street in Marseille and enjoying a drink of pastis, the national drink of France. Yes, I am traveling again! This time, a short break to the south of France, Marseille and Nice, to celebrate our 4 year anniversary.
I feel no travel experience is complete unless you try the local flavours of the place, both the eats and the drinks. Having read about how pastis has an ouzo effect, I was intrigued. A transparent golden brown liquid, this anise flavoured liquor transforms to a foggy whitish drink when mixed with water. Doesn't it look enticing?
I enjoy my occasional drinks, especially when I am traveling. Like, when in Edinburgh a few months back, I thoroughly enjoyed the Scotch Whisky Experience. As the tour guided us through the characteristics of the single malts from the different whisky producing regions of Scotland and offered tastings, I realized I liked the smokier scotch more than the light or fruity ones. My kind of scotch comes from the Islay region I was told.
I so want to visit that part of Scotland. While that will take some planning and convincing hubby, I am excited that I can get a taste of #ScottishInvasion right here in London.
LiquortoLips is organizing a 'Scottish Invasion' at Mussel Men in Dalston for London Cocktail Week, 5th - 11th October, and in between my travels I am sure to drop-in in one of the many events: tastings, competitions, trade masterclasses, bar takeovers that this week will see! Can't wait!
While I am keen on attending 'A History of Scottish Drinks in 90 minutes', you can check out the full line up of the event for yourself here.
Drink Less. Drink Better.