The Power of Plum, by Saša Čolić

During 2011-2012, in the village of Trudelj, central Serbia, I documented production of Rakija, the traditional Serbian alcohol. In this area it is called Šljivovica, and is made from plums. Rakija is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by distillation of fermented fruit. Popular beverage throughout the Balkans, its alcohol content is normally 40% ABV, but home-produced rakija can be stronger (typically 50% to 60%). Prepečenica is double-distilled rakija which has an alcohol content that may exceed 60%.

Photographs: Saša Čolić©Kamerades


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