One of the perks of being a university student is having access to the Student Union including the bar – a great place to socialise and make new friends. And with Euro 2012 now in full swing it’s almost certainly a great place to watch the football matches with your fellow students – whatever team you or they are supporting!
We thought it might be fun to match each nation to a drink – or more importantly take a look at which drink each nation is known for. Some are obvious – for example Greece and its Ouzo power, but did you know that Croatia is renowned for its love of Slivovitz? (It’s a distilled fermented and rather alcoholic plum juice obvs!).
Today sees England take on Sweden and France play against Ukraine, and fixtures over the weekend include Greece v Russia and the Czech Republic v Poland on Saturday, and Portugal v the Netherlands and Denmark v Germany on Sunday. So while you’re watching the pre-match build up why not have a go at matching the country to the drink and see how long it takes you – the record so far is 8 seconds!
One small point – there are 16 European countries competing in Euro 2012, however some of these countries appear to have the same “national” drink – as it seems the further north and east you go in Europe, the more popular schnapps and vodka become (That’s a good clue to be getting on with!!). Remember this is only our opinion – so please let us know if you think your country should be matched with a different drink.
The Euro 2012 countries (in alphabetical order) are:
Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine.
And the drinks (in no particular order) are:
Slivovitz, Gin, Ouzo, Beer, Champagne, Schnapps, Limoncello, Lager, Vodka, Port, Guinness, Sangria.
[Our results are: Croatia = Slivovitz. Czech Republic = Beer. Denmark = Schnapps. England = Gin. France = Champagne. Germany = Schnapps. Greece = Ouzo. Italy = Limoncello. Netherlands = Lager. Poland = Vodka. Portugal = Port. Republic of Ireland = Guinness. Russia = Vodka. Spain = Sangria. Sweden = Schnapps. Ukraine = Vodka.]
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