The Booze Traveler's Most Nerve-Rattling Drinks

Jack Maxwell has taken sips that would give some of us pause; that’s the nature of booze traveling. Here are some of his most memorable encounters—and if you've got an adventurous spirit, here are seven more to try.

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Khash Stew

Khash Stew

While visiting Yous Sargsyan's guesthouse, Jack checks out the khash as it stews in the pot. 960 1280

  

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Khndzoresk's Bridge

Jack walks across Khndzoresk’s swinging bridge. 960 1280

  

A Game of Backgammon

A Game of Backgammon

Jack watches some locals play a game of backgammon, a very popular board game in Armenia. 960 1280

  

Armenian Flatbread

Armenian Flatbread

Jack tears lavash, a popular Armenian flatbread, into pieces to put into his khash. 960 1280

  

Tossing Grapes

Tossing Grapes

Jack tosses some Areni grapes into a barrel to begin the winemaking process. 960 1280

  

Stomping Grapes

Stomping Grapes

After winning a crucial arm-wrestling match, the champ, Nikita, earns the right to smash the grapes first. 960 1280

  

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Flying Over the Vorotan River

Jack checks out the view as he travels over the Vorotan River in an aerial tramway. 960 1280

  

Dancin' in the Streets

Dancin' in the Streets

Jack dances with a few local women during the Goris mulberry festival. 960 1280

  

Dining With Locals

Dining With Locals

Jack indulges in a glass of oghi as he dines with Igor Ghazarian, who has been brewing the classic Armenian beverage for more than 25 years. 960 1280

  

History of Brandy

History of Brandy

Marina Badalyan and Jack discuss the history of Ararat brandy as they try a glass. 960 1280

  

'Jack asks about the traditiion of bhang' 960 1280

  

'Jack participates in spiritual chant' 960 1280

  

'Jack looks as ferementing grains' 960 1280

  

'Jack jokes with Nepali raski brewers' 960 1280

  

'Jack meets a buddhist monk' 960 1280

  

'Jack learns how to say cheers in speakeasy' 960 1280

  

'Sherpas start fire at campsite' 960 1280

  

'Jack gives the training a try' 960 1280

  

'Jack walking through Kathmandu' 960 1280

  

Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania, Australia

It’s the catch of the day: All-new episodes of Booze Traveler 960 1280

  

Echuca, Australia

Echuca, Australia

Jack sips local Bundaberg Rum while sailing along the Murray River on the PS Emmylou. 960 1280

  

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Jack Maxwell, pink parasol in hand, navigates through the Floating Village on Tonlé Sap Lake with guide Ohm Noth. 960 1280

  

Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia

Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia

Our brave host eats cooked tarantulas for the first time. Would you be adventrous enough to try a bite?  960 1280

  

Missouri, USA

Missouri, USA

Sipping on a Mark Twain cocktail, Jack canoes down the Mississippi River with Mike “Big Muddy” Clark and an adorable pup.  960 1280

  

St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota

Jack sips a can of Red Cape Ale with his new group of drinking buddies in St. Paul, Minnesota, the Vulcan Krewe. But when will he get one of those jackets? 960 1280

  

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

It’s off to Mexico to learn how to harvest agave, sip on Ponche de Granada and, of course, take shots of tequila.  960 1280

  

Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico

Jack laces up his running shoes for Guadalajara’s annual Waiter Race to celebrate Foundation Day. Will his tray survive?  960 1280

  

Siberia, Russia

Siberia, Russia

All aboard! What better way to see the sights than the Trans-Siberian Railway?  960 1280

Dray; Наташа Дрей  

Siberia, Russia

Siberia, Russia

Jack and a few pals drink vodka out of shotglasses drilled into the frozen surface of Lake Baikal. (Another thing to add to your boozy bucket list...) 960 1280

Dray; Наташа Дрей  

South Korea

South Korea

Jack studies the art of Korean drink etiquette from instructor Park Rok-Dam and friend, Veronica. 960 1280

  

South Korea

South Korea

Jack steps behind the bar with his friend Eugene in South Korea.

Whatever he's serving, we'll take two. 

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Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

Jack’s possible side hustle? Donut glazing.

He puts the final touches on these tasty treats with Amanda and Max of The Salty Donut in the Wynwood district of Miami.

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Florida, USA

Florida, USA

Jack takes a cue from Andrew Zimmern and samples gator meat with the Intergalactic Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Society.  960 1280

  

Cuba

Cuba

Strumming away on an acoustic guitar, Jack enjoys a little relaxation in Cuba.  960 1280

  

Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Jack Maxwell and local bartender Alejandro Bolivar zip around town in a (gorgeous) vintage Cuban taxi. Anyone else experiencing major FOMO right now?  960 1280

  

Croatia

Croatia

Jack feasts with the Knights of Zelingrad at the Zelingrad Castle in Croatia. 960 1280

  

Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia

At the C'est is d'Best festival, Jack raises a glass with Dina Jakir and Ivica Bucalic. (Only d'Best for our host.) 960 1280

  

Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Yet another skill Jack picked up on his travels this season with the help of a few Klezmer musicians. 960 1280

  

Israel

Israel

There’s even MORE adventure to be had out on the water as Jack learns how to windsurf.    960 1280

  

Madagascar

Madagascar

Daredevils, this one's for you: Jack tries a local drink in Madagascar, Toaka Gasy, which is infused with snake venom.

Yeah, Jack took booze to a whole new level this season.

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Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo, Madagascar

In his latest attempt to find a new hangover cure, Jack stops by the Analakely Market to sample the local flavor.  960 1280

  

Portugal

Portugal

A drink and a view! Jack raises a glass of authentic port wine from the Confraria do Vinho do Porto – defenders of port wine. (Probably the coolest title, ever.) 960 1280

  

Nevada, USA

Nevada, USA

Jack takes a moment to appreciate the beauty of Lake Tahoe. (Get more scoop from his visit, here.) 960 1280

  

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

If Jack's behind bars, who will host the show?

Just kidding, this is from the Mob Museum in Vegas. But it's a pretty great mugshot, don't you think? 

Tune-in for more fun Mondays at 10|9c!

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