“If you don’t want to live for drinking, drink at least a little bit so I can live.” – Alois Cepicka
If there is one thing I’ve noticed about Czechs, it is the fact that they really do know how to drink. The moment we got here, I was offered a shot of Becherovka, a special cinnamon liquor, by my in-laws. That was during lunch. When dinner came, we had champagne. Wine is not only served during special occasions, but is almost part of the menu. Believe it or not, when you go to a restaurant, beer is cheaper than water.
Ever since I met my husband, I have significantly increased my tolerance for alcohol. Right as I am writing this post, he is in the kitchen preparing “BEton,” a blend of becherovka and tonic. So don’t be surprised if the next time you see me, I will be shaking your hand on one hand and holding a glass of slivovice (plum liquor) on the other.