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  • A three-day festival in Goa celebrates cashew and coconut 04/20/2023

    Apr 20th, 2023

    It’s urrak season in Goa. It is the first distillation of fermented cashew apple juice that is harvested during this time of the year in the sunshine state. Locals enjoy urrak by mixing it with Limca with a dash of lime. When this spirit is further distilled and aged, it transforms into the most celebrated spirit of Goa: feni. To witness this distillation first hand and interact with local producers, visit the three-day festival Spirit of Goa held at Colva in south Goa. Apart from spirits from cashew, visitors will get to sample coconut feni. The spirit has been a favourite among the locals for generations and now it has reached premium bars across India. To make the festival interactive and engaging, there is a line-up of activities: from cashew stomping competition to food and drinks masterclasses and cooking demonstrations of regional specialties. Alongside food, there will be handicrafts made from coconut available for purchase.