Cockta, the spomenik of Balkan soft drinks

Cockta is a soft drink invented in 1952 in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia to compete with foreign brands and compensate their absence in Yugoslavia (because of a governmental ban). The name comes from the word ‘cocktail’ and is still made of a blend of eleven different herbs and spices, including rose hip, the prominent flavor within the drink

Read the story at our bar, the BarBalkans, in the newsletter S3E9. The legend of fraternal Spomeniks.