The Ultimate Guide to the Local Liquor - Tuzemský (domestic) rum
The rum that isn't rum.
A series of small "tuzemák" shots is possibly the least expensive yet most enjoyable way to get drunk without burdening your kidneys with a night's worth of beer circulation. Although getting used to it may take a while, it is still far closer to the average westener's taste than many of the Asian spirits. Another common way of consuming Tuzemský rum is Grog, a shot served in a glass of hot water, preferably with a slice of lemon. Add sugar if you like. It is especially nice in cold weather and available in any pub. You can add a shot of rum to your nice cup-o-tea or even a turkish coffee. A typical students' drink is a bottle of coke (or Kofola if you want to try out the original pre-Velvet taste) with a shot of Tuzemák added - the coke can safely disguise the rum's smell and the whole thing can easily pass into any classroom without having to hide it. It is also a good idea to have a small hip flask with you on a hike. Hardcore beer fans add a shot in their beer, and this combo repeated too many times is a sign of a typical Czech alcoholic.
Eager to test some of the recipes? Try this: beat an eigth of butter (250g) with a cup of icing sugar until creamy. Add two (or more if you like) spoons of Tuzemsk? rum, one egg yolk and two spoons of cocoa powder. Beat until nicely creamy. The cream is great for filling cakes, or just sticking two "pipkoty" together and refridgerating (you can also cover the whole thing in the rum cream and wrap it in ground cocnut). Rum is also used in home-made Egg Liquor (vajeen? kooak), a similar recipe being used for filling in Vosí hnízda (Wasps' Nests). Also the real punch cake, notoriously available in every cukrárna, although not containing real alcohol, depends on the liquor. Yummy.
Tuzemský rum is manufactured by practically every destillery in the Czech Republic, the best being perhaps the one from Bo?kov, although most of the other brands are just as good. It comes in bottles of all sizes - from one liter through the most common half-a-liter to a convenient hip-sized flask you can slip into your pocket. If you've ever considered gaining some local pub-culture experience, Tuzemsk? rum is something you just can't leave out. Na zdraví.
- Felix Neumann
BlackDog Cantina reveals plans for Prague location by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV
The burger and tapas place is a sister to the original Beroun location
Budějovický Budvar had a record year by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: budejovickybudvar.cz)
The Czech state-owned brewer is expanding but wants legal protection over secrets
Food Truck Show coming to Smíchovská Náplavka by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Food Truck Show Prague)
The season of almost weekly food festivals in getting under way
Michelin now lists 34 Prague eateries by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Alcron / Michelin)
Three venues hold their stars, and seven now are Bib Gourmand
St. Patricks Day 2017 – Prague Celebrations by Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
We all go green again .... celebrate Ireland's national holiday in Prague!
Zubr wins at 25th Pivex beer awards by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: fotolia)
The beer awards gave out a special award for best brewery of the past 25 years
Czech Cider Festival by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV (Foto: Jan Pukrábek)
Over 80 samples of artisanal ciders to taste at the seventh Czech cider festival
Base Camp: Prague’s beer paradise by Ross Kennerley - Prague.TV
One small place offers beer lovers the chance to bask in the glory of 354 different beers
Ginfest is back by Ross Kennerley
News of the festival is tonic to some people's ears
Spaghetti Bolognese: The Top 5 Spaghetti Venues In Prague by The Prague Geezer (RAW) Foto: fotolia
Spaghetti Bolognese the Italian classic dish
Take a guided tour to Sapa, Prague’s “Little Vietnam”
Prague Airport Transport: Private, Shuttle & Limo-service!
Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!
Catsit.cz® provides cat sitting services in Prague. Other...
Austrian Restaurant in Prague
Czech culinary inspired by the ages of 1st Republic
American style chicken wings
Nespresso. What else?