My first encounter with rakija production

“Hey, I’m helping my father and his friends make rakija tomorrow. Do you want to come and help and see how it’s done?” “Uh, yea!” was my immediate response. I had arrived in Serbia from New Jersey little more than a month or two earlier. Rakija is a ubiquitous product in Serbia and I was starting to develop a taste for the stuff. It’s nearly unheard of to enter a Serbian home as a guest and not be offered a [...]