Palinka is a traditional eau-de-vie produced in the Hungarian speaking territories (Hungary and Transylvania). Palinka can be made from prunes (szilva), apples (alma), pears (korte), cherries (cseresznye) or apricots (barack). The alcohol percentage is between 35 and 70%. But legally the maximum is set to 40%. Palinka is considered as the national drink of Hungary. People mostly drink it neat but it can also be an ingredient for cocktail recipes. Send us your cocktail recipes with palinka and we'll bring them online.