This Infographic Explains Which National Drink To Order Around The World

This Infographic Explains Which National Drink To Order Around The World

When travelling abroad, you should make it a rule to soak up as much local flavour as possible. If you don’t mind the odd tipple, this can include alcohol. The following infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi explains the national and/or most popular drinks in a wide range of countries. (Apparently, in Australia you’re supposed to stick with beer.)

“Drinking what the locals do can be a great way to get a taste of your holiday destination,” the Fly Abu Dhabi website explains. “While you might naturally think to order a beer at the bar, our infographic shows that there’s a whole host of wonderful drinks out there to sample when on holiday.”

Handily, the supplied infographic explains what each drink is made of, as well as the average alcohol volume. Surprisingly, Australia and Ireland come in near the bottom with beer (4.5%) and Guinness (4.3%), respectively. Check out the full rundown below. Cheers!

[Via Fly Abu Dhabi]


  • Japanese sake is most definitely not 4.1 to 4.3% ABV. It is rarely above 20% (because the Koji yeast mold starts to die above 20% alcohol concentration) and typically diluted to 15-16%, though you can get undiluted.

    There’s more dilute stuff available as well but it’s not traditional sake and it’s more like 7-8% alcohol, not 4%.

    EDIT: Also it’s not ‘traditionally served warm’. High-grade Sake is served cold. Warming destroys the flavor.

  • Strange how it lists Australia for beer whereas there are countries like Belgium and Germany that outdo the in comparison Australian water (especially if you use Fosters as an example) in many ways.

  • i don’t know a single person who actually drinks fosters…. you can’t even buy it in some places…

  • Can we get a better “class” of drink? Or at least, push to get rid of Fosters as part of our national image? ffs We literally have some of the worst tasting mass produced beers, I wouldn’t recommend any of them to tourists. All the decent ones (and I use the term lightly as I don’t like beer in general) are either foreign or craft.

  • While I can’t speak from personal experience (I’m actually not much of a drinker, less a beer drinker), I’ve heard that export quality Fosters is actually pretty good. But that’s only from the opinion of others I’ve spoken to.

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