Driving out of Bucharest and into vampire county, Transylvania. But what do people drink up there besides blood? A short check online revealed that it is time for a good old palinka. I haven’t had one since Hungary. Dracula’s very own distillery (Bran distillery in the town that supposedly has the count’s castle) produces fine plum palinka with 50% alcohol. I ordered it at a bar and it came in a container that looks like a mana potion (that of course I had to take with me).
It was slightly yellow and had a strong alcohol taste. The taste was plummy with quite a strong alcohol aftertaste. Overall, the blood sucker did a good job, bleh bleh.
(This big shot cost us a whopping 8 lei–1.80€–at some crappy bar in Brasov, but when we visited Mr Dracul’s castle in Bran the next day, the kind vendors had marked it up to 20 lei–4.55€! Blood suckers indeed.)