|Posted by Alicia Rostant on February 16, 2013 at 11:10 PM|
The Trinidad and Tobago Dragon Boat Federation along with seventy two other Federations around the world are preparing for the 11th IDBF World National Championships to be held in Hungary July 2013.
Our athletes are hard at work in preparation, but here are some items that you may not be aware of regarding the championships.
This traditional, double-distilled fruit brandy is made from various kinds of fruits, including: plums, pears, apricots, apples, cherries, mulberries or quinces. The drink can also be made from honey or pomace, but the fruit varieties are certainly the most popular in Hungary
Pálinka is not served as a shot, but as a drink that is sipped and enjoyed over time. It is best at 18-20 °C because this is the temperature at which the liquor smells and tastes its best. The form of the glass used to drink pálinka is very important and the ideal shaped glass is wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. This is because the narrow neck and wider bottom allows the smell to be magnified.
Pálinka is consumed at all hours of the day, but is particularly popular as an after work or after dinner drink. Just as the Americans would enjoy a cocktail, the Czech a beer and the French a glass of wine, Hungarians enjoy a cold glass of pálinka at the end of a hard day. And, as the liquor is flavored with different fruits, it is not often combined with a mixer but drank straight up.
Well at least you can try these after competition. Stay tuned for more interesting information coming soon.