Lies lies lies! I promised a stronger drink today but it didn’t happen. We explored the city during day time and I kept my eyes open for an absinthe bar (we read online that Bulgaria is big in absinthe). No luck with finding one and the internet didn’t give me any hints on where to look. So we just rocked up at a bar that looked the most promising. No luck there as well. We even got told by the bartenders that Bulgarian absinthe is a no-no and that no one makes it anymore. Well true or not, it shouldn’t be that day. So I had a homemade white wine, straight from the basement of the bartender’s friend’s grandpa.
Nobody in the bar knew what kind of grape it was, and I’m not an expert when it comes to white wine but it smelled like Riesling. The color was yellowish. With a homemade wine it’s also hard to guess the alcohol content but I assume it was between 11 and 12. The taste was sour fruity but not too intensive and had a bit of a weird aftertaste. It was quite easy to drink but overall not pleasant. I should have searched longer for a proper absinthe.