Plum + Cranberry

Plum + Cranberry

I love a refreshing cranberry cocktail and the more fruit added, the merry.

I recently discovered Yebiga Rakija, a traditional Serbian plum brandy. If you haven’t heard of rakija before – it’s reminiscent of the rise of mezcal. A spirit that is generally unknown in the US and hailing from the Balkans, but may just be the next big thing because it’s so very special and unique, as well as delicious and true to its roots & tradition, made from hyper-local ingredients from its native country of Serbia. 

Yebiga Rakija is a premium, yet traditional Serbian fruit brandy crafted with centuries of Balkan distilling prowess at heart, honoring passed-down knowledge, the bounty of the land, the plum juice from the harvest and the culture of the Serbian people. It is the first quality rakija brought to the United States by founder and importer Bill Gould, who on his many tours in the Balkans, fell in love with the spirit and realized rakija was overwhelmingly unknown in the U.S. market. This special spirit arrived stateside in 2019 as one of the first, old-world, premium handcrafted rakija brands to ever be exported out of the Balkans. 

Yebiga is one of those spirits that not many people know about but that has shaped the culture of a whole part of the world for the past 800 years. The brand’s philosophy as a company is to honor and respect the old-world tradition of producing the iconic, traditional fruit brandy of the region and its labels retain Serbian-Croatian names, a sense of humor and a stalwart refusal to compromise on quality and ingredients.

Yebiga Plum + Cranberry
Yebiga Plum + Cranberry

Plum + Cranberry

1.0oz Yebiga

4.0 oz Cranberry

Pour over ice.




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