Albanian Drinks: 10 Best Albanian Beverages And Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Albania
There are also non-alcoholic drinks in Albania like Ayran and hot Salep that are a must to try in Albania. Read here best breakfast in Albania
Apart from what to drink in Albania the prices on average coffee and tea can cost €1, a beer and wine €2-3 depending on how fancy is the bar and the restaurant in Albania. Click here to book online Albania activities and day trips
ALBANIAN DRINKS: 10 BEST ALBANIAN BEVERAGES AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN ALBANIA
Raki is the most popular in the list of drinks in Albania. Raki is usually served for dinner and locals love to drink with foreigners. Be careful Raki is distilled grapes and anise with 40-50%.
2. BEERS IN ALBANIA
Albanians love drinking beer, so it can be found everywhere. Some of the famous brands are Tirana (which is a sweet-tasting beer), Elbar and Korça. I really love Elbar beer my favorite one in the beers in Albania.
3. WINE IN ALBANIA
Albanian wine is one of the oldest in the world. Albania has a Mediterranean climate great for the wine with a lot of varieties of grapes. There are a couple of places where you can go for a wine tour in Albania: Mrizi i Zanave and Uka Farm.
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Ayran is a cold savory yoghurt that you can find in East Europe. You can have it any time of the day for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. I loved Ayran when eating street food and the prices are less than €1.
Bozë is a kind of fermented beverage made with corn and wheat flour, sugar, and water. Albanian Bozë is different because its main ingredient is corn, unlike the Bozë made in Turkey and other countries, which use bulgur, millet, barley, or chickpeas.
Dhallë is probably one of the most famous drinks in Albania. Dhallë can be seen everywhere because Albanians love it. It’s just basically yogurt mixed with ice-cold water, salt, and pepper. They also sometimes use carbonated water and add mint.
7. COFFEE IN ALBANIA
Having coffee in Albania is part of the culture also in the Balkans countries like Croatia and Serbia too. You will see people sitting outside the bars holding a cup of coffee. The most popular coffee in Albania is Turkish coffee and prices are less than €1 in a local bar.
Tea in Albania is one of the most common non-alcoholic drinks in Albania. People can drink hot tea with desserts and sweets and also with snacks. You will see locals in Albania drink tea any time.
Salep is a rich, hot beverage in Albania thickened with flour prepared from wild orchid tubers and mixed with hot milk and sugar. It is one of the most favorite hot drinks in Albania especially in winter.
10. Gorani Boza
Gorani Boza is a non-alcoholic drink in Albania produced by people living in the mountain in Gora Region. It’s located in Albania near Kosovo and North Macedonia. Gorani Boza is a malt drink made by fermenting corn and wheat.
WHERE TO STAY IN ALBANIA
A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Albania. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room for less than $10 USD while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as $20-30 USD. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from $50 USD.
Hope you liked our Albanian drinks. Do you prefer beer in Albania, wine in Albania or non-alcoholic drinks in Albania? Let us know in the comments below if we are missing something and your favorite Albanian beverages.
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