Getting to Know Balinese Alcoholic Drinks

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Visa Bali Info – Getting to Know Balinese Alcoholic Drinks

Each region has its own culinary specialties, both in drinks and food. As in Bali, Bali has a typical drink in the form of Balinese wine, which can be an alternative souvenir for you when visiting Bali.

Don’t worry, this Balinese wine has been legalized for marketing. Come on, get to know this typical Balinese alcoholic drink, check it out!

Balinese wine / Arak Bali

Arak Bali is an alcoholic drink made from coconut distillation. Balinese arak has a content equivalent to that of wine, so the alcohol content in Balinese arak is indeed quite high.

Serving Balinese Arak Can Be Mixed With Various Spices

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In its presentation, this alcoholic drink can be mixed with spices to create a unique taste when you drink it.

You can mix spices such as cloves, jebugarum (nutmeg), and cinnamon. You can even add honey and lime. Balinese arak is like wine and vodka and can be added to dishes.

Usually, this Balinese wine will be served in one small shot with food. Foods that can be consumed with wine are usually eaten after eating meat.

Benefits of Arak for Balinese

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Arak in Bali has the same benefits as other typical Balinese drinks that contain alcohol, such as Brem and Tuak.

Some farmers in Bali usually consume it in the morning before going to the fields. Arak can also be drunk at night to warm and refresh the body.

Some Balinese people also use this Balinese Arak as an alternative treatment, namely, as a reliever when the body temperature is rising.

The method is not to drink it, but to prepare a handkerchief and a shot of Balinese wine. Then, dip the handkerchief until it is completely wet and place it under the navel. Leave it there for a minute or two, and the body temperature will decrease gradually.

Differences Between Arak and Other Alcoholic Drinks

The craftsmen who make Balinese arak do not use alcohol at all and still use traditional ingredients.

The basic ingredient for making pure Balinese arak is palm wine. in contrast to other alcoholic drinks that use chemicals in their basic ingredients.

So when you drink this Balinese wine, the next day you will feel fine, and you won’t feel sick like when you drink other alcoholic drinks.

Legal Balinese Arak

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Through Bali Governor Regulation Number 1 of 2020 concerning the management of Balinese fermented and/or distilled beverages. Balinese wine has now been legalized.

In 2020, the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, issued this regulation. This regulation has also been approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Governor Koster hopes that Balinese fermented drinks such as arak, toddy, and brem can be used as a new economic force based on democracy and local wisdom.

Become a G20 Bali Souvenir

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Iwak Arumery’s Bali Arak, which is one of the trademarks of Balinese arak, was chosen as one of the souvenirs for the G20 Summit in Bali.

Bali Iwak Arumery Arak is produced directly from local farmers in several sub-districts in Karangasem Regency. It is made from lontar, jaka, and coconut and is then mixed with spices, honey, and fruits.

In the two series of the G20 Summit, Iwak Arumery’s Bali wine was prepared in 50 bottles each with a volume of 750 milliliters, which were divided into five flavors, namely mangosteen, coffee, berries (storeberries, blueberries, and raspberries), origin (spice), and ameritha. (pure).


Manufacture it traditionally without using a mixture of alcohol so that it is safe for consumption, along with being legalized legally. To be brought as an alternative souvenir, it feels quite unique, right?

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