Bikla

By: Morana
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As strange as it may sound, this ancient drink from Dalmatia is a mixture of young red wine and milk (cow’s or goat’s). Also known as hmutica or smutica, it was used as medicine, but also as cold refreshment in hot summer days. Nowadays there’s also a local festival in Vrgorac dedicated to bikla, taking place every first Saturday in October.

 

Photo courtesy by Vrgorac Torist Board