5 original Czech drinks you have never heard about


I believe your guide book for Prague says a lot about Czech beer and maybe even about Czech wine. I highly recommend to taste both as these are the top must-to-drink things while visiting Czech Republic. But does your guide book says at least a little bit about traditional Czech drinks? Learn about their funny names and discover what they are made from. 

My name is Dana and I am a local non-touristy guide running my own small business called Prague Behind The Scenes. Besides guiding I also like writing about some less known facts that usually only locals know.

With this particular article I don´t want to support the heavy “drink tourism” in Prague which is unfortunately happening every weekend in Prague. It´s just a quick fun insight into our “pub culture”. Please treat Prague with respect and drink resposibly. Thank you and welcome!

1. BMW 

= in Czech Bavorák. Very good drink with basically just funny name. You only mix one shot of Fernet and fill up the long drink glass with tonic water.
Taste: bitter.
After effect: you will be fine, Fernet is good for digesting.


= in Czech Beton. Long drink made of one shot of famous Czech herbal liquor Becherovka and tonic water. BE = BEcherovka, TON = TONic. 
Taste: bittersweet
After effect: you will be fine, Becherovka is good for digesting:)


= In Czech Houba. Simple thing, not even a real mixed drink. If you are a wine lover, please skip this paragraph. This drink consists of 1:1 red wine and Coca-Cola. one of the typical Czech drinks from 80s and early 90s.
Taste: Europe and USA fusion
After effect: can be fatal if the wine is bad


= In Czech Vodníkovo sperma or Aviváž. This shot is much better to drink with blindfolds on. Or without knowing its name. Or maybe not to drink it at all. Once you order it, you will be a hero of a pub. What you gonna get: a shot of bright green mint liqueur + milk. Mint liquor is called “Zelená” in Czech (literally „Green“) and served as a shot. Once you have this bright green thing in front of you, sip it first. Toothpaste? Yes, that´s the right description. Now it is time to ask the server to bring you a milk/cream.  Pour it into your green shot…1…2…3…drink it up.

Taste: smooth toothpaste                                                                                                                                    After effect: there are only two options, you will either love it or vomit big time                                                                                                                  


= Magické oko. We can call this drink a physical experiment, piece of pub art or just simply disgusting pub trick and waste of good beer. You will need one big beer and one shot of green mint liqueur (you already know it). Then you gonna put (not pour!!!) the glass with mint liqueur into the beer. The green liqueur will be shining in your beer like a magical eye….Here you can see how.

Taste: toothapaste and beer                                                                                                                              After effect: I think you will not even finish it, so you will be ok