My girlfriend and I were tasting Italian liqueurs once and came across something nasty. It may have been in a wicker covered bottle, was pale green and was made, I think, from celery. Just the worst. Lots of folks would probably not care for the Sazerac, probably the first “cocktail” in the US, invented in New Orleans in the 1800s. Calls for rye whisky, Peychaud’s bitters, and that licorice flavored stuff that substitutes for absinthe. I think the drink that made me feel worst was when I tried Pina Coladas at home, with that coconut milk. Ugh. Grappa is Italian white lightnin’, and not always awful, but usually quite expensive. Some really on top of it Italian restaurants will carry grappa made from the same grapes you just had in your wine glass with dinner. Even if that was a red.