Drinking in Ukraine


Drinking in Ukraine is an experience. It is traditional to offer a drink to guests, usually many business deals are closed while drinking together.


The Ukrainian specialty is horika (vodka), there is also an excellent selection of wines from the Carpathian Region and Crimea; one can also find authentic Italian, French, Australian wines in large supermarkets and most restaurants.

Ukrainian beers are very tasty and of good quality, the best beers are brewed by Lvivske and Obolon CJSC.

About non-alcoholic drinks, Kvass is a typically Slavic beverage made of rye bread; it can be easily acquired from designated street vendors.

Other well known drinks are Uzvar (dried fruit compote), juices, milk, buttermilk, mineral water, tea, and coffee.