cnn.com – (CNN) — We travel for a lot of reasons. History. Culture. Food and drink.
And the focus here is on the drink part — the best, more refreshing liquids found in destinations around the world. With alcohol or not, here are the 50 most delicious drinks you can sip, gulp and enjoy:
50. Mango lassi, India
The coolest thing in India?
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Some of India‘s lucky workers have migrated into the air-conditioned confines of its call centers and IT offices. For the rest, and for travelers there, reprieve comes in the form of a cooling, sweat-beating summer drink that acts like an internal sun screen. Mango, yogurt and milk combine in creamy harmony making those sweltering afternoons almost something to look forward to.
49. Red Bull, Austria
Feels like you’re getting smacked in the brain by a fizzy caffeine wave.
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OK, Red Bull is an acquired taste even on a good day. But nothing else in the history of drinks and beverages has made deadlines more hittable than this energy drink. It doesn’t really help you grow wings, but when served chilled its fruit-punch flavor explodes in your face like a slap from a sugary, caffeine-marinated cod.
48. Yakult, Japan
Dairy goodness in a bottle.
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Drinking a carton of bacteria is hardly one of the world’s most marketable activities, however friendly they might claim to be. But if you can get over that, a vanilla tongue soak awaits that’ll make you wish each serving was more than just 100 milliliters.
47. Guinness, Ireland
There’s no such thing as just one pint of Guinness.
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When you’re talking Guinness, perfection is 119.5 seconds. That’s how long it takes for a perfect pint of this ruby red (not black) nectar to be poured according to brand owner Diageo. It’s packed with iron, it’s healthy (no really) and is one of the beer world’s smoother, earthier characters.
46. Pina colada, Puerto Rico
So good, someone wrote a song about it.
Just looking at the drink brings you closer to a beach and sipping this mixture of coconut milk, pineapple juice and rum will send you directly to a hammock between palm trees in the Caribbean.
Fanta, Gatorade and Kool Aid need to be higher on this list, especially if it’s based on most delicious. Get coffee off that number 2 spot also, you guy’s addicted to it don’t actually like the taste damnit, you just need you’re caffeine fix.
sidenote: I LOVE that “Anything from a hotel mini bar” made the list lol it’s so true, everything always tastes better (and obviously overpriced) outta there