Top 10 Strongest National Alcoholic Drinks — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Strongest National Alcoholic Drinks — TopTenzNet

Top 10 Strongest Alcoholic Drinks 10. Argentinean Maté Although not alcoholic, this mind-buzzing
beverage, known as the “drink of friendship” does contain a concoction of stimulants, such
as caffeine. It’s brewed from the Yerba Maté herb, which is found in Argentina, Paraguay,
Uruguay and Brazil. The time for consumption comes when friends are gathered round a hollow
calabash gourd, all sharing from a metal straw. 9. Irish Guinness OK, so Guinness is only potent if you drink
more than 3 pints, but it deserves an honorary mention as one of the most famous national
drinks in the world. “The Black Stuff”, which originated in Dublin in the 18th Century,
is now present in any British or Irish themed bar, whether you’re in Texas or Taiwan.
Sales are still going strong, particularly considering it’s scientifically proven to
be good for the heart. 8. Brazilian Cachaça This sugary little number is the main component
in the popular cocktail, Caipirinha, when mixed with lime and sugar, or Bombeirinho,
when mixed with gooseberry syrup. The liquor itself is distilled from fermented sugarcane,
and has a percentage of up to 48 percent proof. In some regions it’s also known as “agudente”
or “pinga”, but no-matter where it is, one thing stays the same – it will blow
your head off. 7. South American Pisco Pisco is also a popular tipple from South
America, mostly from Peru and Chile, distilled from grapes until it goes beyond the potency
of regular wine. It was invented in the 16th century by Spanish settlers, who were attempting
to make a type of Brandy. What they actually produced was this tart liquor, which is now
available in over 80 different brands. 6. Russian Vodka Every bar in the world serves vodka, but none
quite as potent as authentic Moscow moonshine. What makes it so bad, is that vodka is basically
water mixed with ethanol – which explains the blindness and even death that can result
in too much consumption of badly-made black market options. Nevertheless, so popular is
this cold-weather-repelling concoction, that by 1911, it comprised 89% of all alcohol consumed
in Russia. Na zdorovje! 5. Greek Ouzo At first sniff, this drink seems like is would
taste like those nice aniseed sweets that you get – but that’s where the similarities
end. After the initial sup, the aftertaste hits you like a china plate in the head, which
makes it even harder to understand why the Grecians mix it with water to prolong it.
Regional variations of this drink are found in France, where they call it “Pastis”,
“Mastika” as it’s known in Eastern Europe, or “Sambuca”, which is found in Italy. 4. Mexican Tequila The best thing about tequila is that it’s
made from a cactus plant – the agave, which grows best in volcanic soil. Makes it sound
decadent, doesn’t it? In actual fact, Tequila is the poison chosen by students, good-timers
and shot-lovers round the globe, due to its hard and fast potency. Whereas the Mexicans
drink it straight, with Sangria on the side, Westerners take it with lemon and salt, and
Europeans drink the gold versions with orange and cinnamon. 3. Japanese Sake Sake, like many other things consumed in Japan,
is made from rice. Its production originates as far back as the year 712, and it is imbibed
today to mark anything from business meetings, traditional ceremonies, or nights out on the
town. Mostly, the flavor of Sake is sweet, like wine, but the more hardcore drinkers
go for the bitter versions, which can reach 20 percent proof. 2. Bulgarian Rakia Bulgaria was one of the countries the credit
crunch hit hard the first time round. After the two world wars, then Communism, and then
a huge economic crisis, the best thing to do was produce homemade alcohol – both for
financial and practical reasons – and Rakia was born. Rakia can basically be made from
anything: grapes, plums, pears or cherries, or basically whatever is left of the summer
fruit crop. They natives call it schnapps or brandy, but what it actually tastes like
is spraying 50 percent proof hairspray in your mouth. 1. Czech Absinthe Naturally, we have saved the best – and
most renowned – for last. This spirit, famous for inducing Vincent Van Gogh to hack his
ear off and Oscar Wilde to have extreme hallucinations, was actually banned in the 1800s, due to an
increase in violent crimes and mental illness. It has since seen a revival, with less potent
versions being sold, rather than the original head-spinner of 75% proof. Absinthe, or “The
Green Fairy“, is made from the flowers and leaves of the wormwood plant and traditionally,
was poured over a sugar cube to release its intoxicating flavors.


  1. As if rakija was from bulgaria . No its from macedonia and serbia .. Srbia try new versions so it can make the procentich of alcohol lower but in macedonia there just two or three typs and they are going from 53/60 % alcohol. The rakija that comes before the real one with 45/50 % alcohol we clean windows with that one..

  2. Rakia is not really just Bulgarian national drink. In Croatia,Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, everybody drinks rakia..
    Rakias from stores are not that good, in most cases. Best are home made rakias with no sugar added. Then you can drink all night long, come to your house, or lay on bench or something 😀 , get a good sleep and wake up like you never been drunk.
    But all depends who made rakia.

  3. In Macedonia people are brewing rakia with more than 70% alcohol… It's basically the absinthe of the Balkans… And I don't know where you got the idea but rakia does not taste like hairspray…

  4. I was given a bottle of absinthe for my birthday. It wasn't a strong proof, just very flavorful. I'm a big fan of licorice and anise, so it's quickly becoming one of my favorite drinks.

  5. Just a tip TopTenz when you said absive caused Vince Van Gogh to remove his ear, their is evidence saying his friend removed it by accident in which he may have been intoxicated and vince lied about how he lost it to protect said friend.
    My point is to not call you out but say that some statements need double checking or clarification.

  6. Ракия се прави от преди да има Сръбска държава.
    В България се прави ракия от всичко.
    В сърбия от какво се прави?

  7. Why showing jipsy neberhood and saying that this is Bulgaria? Its like to say this is USA:,-106.057715,3a,28.1y,343.76h,83.85t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdP5LnKnrb5MD5rSj-rEpEQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=bg
    And second, rakia is made in 9 century not after communism (1989). Also its 50% alcohol so you can put ice in it and it will not taste like washout alkohol, for an example the sobieski ice(7%), we just like alkohol to have actual alkohol.

  8. За Сръбската ракия, един български майтап.
    Люта ракия 20 града хи хи хи.
    Пробвай от 70 града българска за разтривки.

  9. "percent proof" makes no sense. 50% alcohol is 100 proof.. 40 percent is 80 proof. basically alcohol has to be at least 50 percent alcohol to burn…so, in the past when people would check the strength of alcohol they'd put a flame to it…if it burned, it was considered "100% proof"

  10. there is a mistake… only exists Pisco (one pisco)… if you compare the pisco made in Perú and the "pisco" made in Chile, you can find that there are DIFFERENT kind of products, they are not the same (the kind of grapes, destilation, production, etc. In consecuence, you cannot say "south american" Pisco, because historically the only one city around the XVI century is Pisco in Perú, 200km on the south of Lima. I taste both, the only one Pisco (from Perú) and the liquor from Chile. I can't say wich is better, i do not going to say "the peruvian pisco is better because….bla bla bla" or "the chilean pisco is better because bla bla bla", i can't compare two differents things.

  11. Yeah,it's actually RakiJa,not rakia,and it's serbian national drink!
    We here can call it:Rakija,Jabukovaca,Kruskovaca…

  12. So many butthurt Serbs practicing their national sport – whining. Rakia is enjoyed throughout the Balkans: Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, etc. There's no clear-cut evidence as to who "invented" it as patents/branding didn't exist back then. However, the oldest discovered distillery for it is in Bulgaria. So quit your moaning, the exact origin of the drink doesn't make it any less alcoholic, nor does it have anything to do with the taste or quality of the beverage. Flooding a comment section in order to "defend" some addictive alcohol – pathetic.

  13. #3: Actually, the term "Saké" (酒) is a general Japanese term for "alcohol" or "booze." What most Westerners think of as saké is, more appropriately called, "Nihonshu” (日本酒).

  14. Rakia is not bulgarian it is serbian and u dont want any serbian to hear u that u sad that jer najebaces svi cete najebati

  15. Find a quality rakia, and dont drink it, but slowly lick it, since it's right way to do. Then when you taste the fruit its made of, come back and try to say it tastes like hairspray, nerd!

  16. Why the hell would I give a dam about you driving anything. Gimme a bunch of likes and I'll let you see me reward myself SMH FOH

  17. Rakia is mostly known as Tuica or Palinca in Romania , and the part of the country that I'm from , does put out some pretty hardcore stuff , in the margin of 70% , if you throw a lit match in it , it catches fire !! I personally love it !

  18. As I live in Bulgaria I agree with Rakia making 2nd spot but the Poles have a vodka called Polmos at 140 proof its mind blowing. I used to carry a hip flask of it witch my friends referrd to as drain cleaner those who were brave enough to try it.

  19. For all the people arguing over rakia – it's not a Serbian, Bulgarian or Croatian tradition. It's a Balkan tradition.

  20. I don't think either Guinness or tequila are all that strong, really. I'm not really a drinker (in that I'll drink maybe one or two alcoholic beverages a month) but find mixed drinks with tequila as the star ingredient especially tasty, and a pint of Guinness goes along really well with a meal of something warm and comforting, with a second pint serving very well as dessert.

  21. Could get absinth in prauge with hamp seeds and vodka made from coca leaves xp
    Also, as for strong alcohol thete's also Stroh—rum; both 40 and 80%.
    Not sure where it originates though :/

  22. How about another toptenz list with strongest American drinks? You could include moonshine and Everclear (190 proof) 😁👍

  23. No Sri Lankan Arrak, American Bourbon, English Gin, Irish and Scottish Whisky or Scandinavian Snaps?
    There's certainly room for at least one more video.

  24. The reason vodka was such a high percentage of alcohol in Russia was that beer wasn’t considered alcohol.

  25. None of those are all that strong. Everclear has been around for decades and is 100 proof. Surprised you completely missed the strongest alcohol.

  26. Pisco is great! Dont give it to a lightweight lol. Made that mistake with my bff he got drunk i think immediatly. Has a great taste in my opinion i always brign a bottle or 3 back to the states. I am from Peruvian descent. Btw its a drink that tastea great mixed or raw. Hey simon what is your favorite drink?

  27. Bulgarians have been making rakiya since the Middle Ages. This is a tradition and has nothing to do with world wars, communism or the economic crisis.

  28. Rakija is not specifically Bulgarian. It's a drink that is produced on the whole Balkan. I mean there is a Macedonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian and turkish rakija. In the end it's the same but I think to mention one country of the whole is to little.

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