Austria is not only a traditional wine country - the Austrians do also like their beer. In world wide comparison Austria is ranked third (behind Czech Republic and Germany) regarding the litres drunken by every citizen (190 litres a year).
Austrian beers such as Schwechater, Stiegl, Ottakringer, Zipfer and Puntigamer are a highlight - one reason might be the use of best mountain water.
Very popular in Austria is also the mix of beer and lemonade - the so called "Radler" (shandy), e.g. with lemons, limes, red currants, raspberry or passion fruit taste.
Another Austrian tradition is the making of schnapps and spirits. Apple, pear or apricots - the list of best spirits is truly long.
Very popular are also Austrian rum and Vodka!