Drinks Around the World(cont.)
Time Zone by Time Zone
Starting at the International Date Line and going west.
Hour 0 - Kiribati
WaterStart off slowly with a glass of water and a geography lesson: Kiribati is just to the west of the International Date Line.
- Hour 1 - Tongapsychotropic.
- Hour 2 - Antarctica
Hour 3 - Russia
Vodka ShotRaise a chilled vodka shot to the Russians, who specialize in celebrating New Year’s—so much so that many of them do it twice (marking both the Julian and Georgian calendars).
Hour 4 - Australia
BeerYou’ve celebrated Antarctic-style and Russian-style. Right now it’s summer Down Under—pop open a cold beer.
- Hour 5 - Japandessert, but the Japanese make room for it at breakfast too, and it’s a New Year’s staple.
Hour 6 - China
BeerCrack one open and thank your host. That’s “xie xie” (“shay shay”) in Mandarin.
- Hour 7 - Vietnamsweetened coffee for these icy pops.
- Hour 8 - India
- Hour 9 - Uzbekistan
Hour 10 - Oman
CoffeeYou’ll need the caffeine to get through the next 14 hours. Yes, 14 hours.
- Hour 11 - Somalia
Hour 12 - Turkey
RakiClose your eyes and imagine yourself at a café in Istanbul sipping this anise-flavored brandy. If your head starts spinning, open your eyes immediately.
Hour 13 - Belgium
BeerLambic, gueuze, Trappist, or saison? This country is known for its diversity of beers.
- Hour 14 - United Kingdom
- Hour 15 - Greenland
Hour 16 - Atlantic Ocean
WaterYou’ve made it to the middle of nowhere. Now drink lots of water for the next hour.
- Hour 17 - BrazilCaipirinha, cachaça is equally delicious in this spiked, fruity, blended drink.
- Hour 18 - Chile
- Hour 19 - Ecuador
- Hour 20 - Guatemala
- Hour 21 - Mexico
- Hour 22 - CanadaBloody Mary is made with Clamato juice and a hint of horseradish.
- Hour 23 - Alaska
- Hour 24 - Hawaii
- Hour 25 - Samoa
- Now go rest, drink lots of fluids, and don’t think about resolutions until your hangover is gone.