Rakia is an alcoholic drink that can be found in every Serbian home. The longer it’s stored, the better it becomes.
It is a strong drink that has around 40 % of alcohol. It is obtained by single or double distillation of the mass obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of fruits, rye, potatoes or similar.
There are different types of rakia, named after the fruit from which they are produced: apricot, quince, plum, grapes...
Rakija se smatra nacionalnim pićem južnih Slovena, a proizvodi se u svim zemljama Balkana.
The most famous form of rakia is plum rakia. Other commonly used fruits are grapes (grapevines), apricots, apples, figs, and quince. The plum and vine are sometimes mixed after distillation with other ingredients such as herbs, honey, cherries and hazelnuts.