Three Spir­its for the In­ter­na­tional Ad­ven­ture Skier

SKI - - FRONT SIDE -

KUMIS

FOUND IN: Kyr­gyzs­tan, Kaza­khstan, Mon­go­lia

WHAT IT IS: Fer­mented mare’s milk

TASTE: The front is creamy; the fin­ish pro­vides a horse-like kick, a per­fect re­minder of what you’re ac­tu­ally con­sum­ing.

BRENNIVÍN

FOUND IN: Ice­land WHAT IT IS: Aqua­vit TASTE: A bit like rub­bing al­co­hol, but the best chaser when eat­ing hákarl, Ice­landic fer­mented shark meat.

RIGA BLACK BALSAM

FOUND IN: Latvia

WHAT IT IS: Her­bal bit­ter TASTE: Very strong over­tones of herbs, buds, flow­ers, oils, berries, and al­co­hol. En­joyed by some, de­scribed as “cough syrup mixed with vodka” by oth­ers.

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