slivovitz

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a colorless plum brandy popular in the Balkans

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A bonus is that the journey back is through ancient vineyards, with cool cellars offering free samples of wine and the local firewater, sljivovica and travarica.
While monumental architecture may be concerned with elites wishing to symbolize the differences between communities, the material culture that is found at the household level -- whether in pottery-making, the brewing of sljivovica (plum brandy) or in techniques of carpentry and wooden decoration -- emphasizes the common strands in the heritage of Serbs, Croats and Muslims living in the west Balkans.
But it is about a lot of other things as well; nationalism (real or a fevered dream), religion, old hatreds and unsettled scores, too much homemade sljivovica (plum brandy) and too many guns too easily come by, peasant ignorance, political manipulation, Tito's demographic tinkering and more.
Outside the church walls, grab a glass of rakija (a strong fruit brandy rved as a shot), sljivovica lum brandy), hich is onsidered the ational drink.