From a media release:
Summertime Spirits (With a Czech Twist!)
If you were hoping to visit the Czech Republic this summer, there's good news and bad news, depending on where you are to start with.
Let’s get the restrictions out of the way first.
For the moment (but not forever!) Czech borders remain closed for countries with a high risk of Covid-19 infection. However, we've begun to see hopeful signs of safely welcoming international guests. Local businesses, pubs, hotels, and monuments have slowly opened in stages to residents and some European travelers without significant surges.
This careful approach will help ensure a safe and smooth experience once all tourists return to our cobblestoned streets. In the meantime, you can always enjoy a cocktail with a Czech twist.
Czech Cocktail Hour
Let’s be real: after months of stressful work environments and being cooped up indoors, we all need a drink. We’ve got an idea for a crisp cocktail that can give you a taste of Czech life.
Introducing slivovitz (or slivovice in Czech), a clear, plum-based spirit popular across the Czech Republic, especially the eastern region of Moravia. It is made from plums and has between 40 and 55 percent alcohol.
Check out your local liquor store to sample the cocktail below. Then, once you've developed a taste for this Czech spirit, you can start planning a future visit to the newly opened Slivovice Museum in Prague to learn more.
1.5 oz Slivovitz
0.75 oz lemon juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
1 egg (or 1 oz pasteurized egg)
Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until the egg is fully mixed. Then add ice to the shaker and shake for an additional 10 seconds. Pour the contents into a glass and sprinkle Angostura bitters over the foam. Then sip, savor, and enjoy!