This alcoholic beverage is distilled from fruits, most commonly from plum, pear, apricot, apple or cherry, but it can be anything that grows on the Hungarian fields. It has a minimum of 37.5 % alcohol content, but it can be up to 86% alcohol content as well. Because of that, Hungarians like to say that drinking pálinka is the best way to kill bacterias and viruses, and usually a shot of Pálinka is the first thing that you get at any family event.
Unicum is a Hungarian herbal liqueur, which has a secret recipe, but it contains more than 40 herbs and spices. It has a bitter taste and usually drank as an aperitif, because of its appetizing effect. It has a minimum of 40% alcohol content.