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"Coconut..yet more uses of..The sap" Top 5 Page for this destination State of Kerala Things to Do Tip by suvanki

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  Toddy Break!
by suvanki

The sap is made into a local alcoholic brew. It is distilled, and is usually drunk neat. It can be mixed with cola. Depending on the number of distillations etc, the strength can vary..a 2nd distillation can provide a 35% proof fix!

I had the opportunity to try this legendary brew, during my Spice Route Tour, when our driver was dispatched to a roadside Toddy hut, to obtain a bottle. Our party waited in eager anticipation! The liquid was purchased, and decanted into plastic beakers, which were handed to us....we swigged...and GRIMACED!! Yeuk! To my mind, it was like drinking liquid yeast! I'm not known to waste a drink ;-), but 'fraid 1 sip was enough for me!

Address: All over Kerala
Directions: Look out for huts with Toddy sign painted on them.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 28, 2004
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