One of the most traditional alcoholic beverage in Greece and one of the most beloved of Greeks!
It can be found in nearly all cities, towns, and villages and mainly it served with “mezedes” (the Greek version of tapas) such as octopus, salad, stuffed grape leaves, calamari, fried zucchini, croquettes and it is only made in Greece!
An extremely familiar image for the Greeks, it is a table by the sea with ouzo and mezedes!
If you’re a fan of Italian Sambuca or French Pastis you’ll love ouzo!
Ouzo production begins with distillation in copper stills.
Anise is added, sometimes with other flavorings such as star anise or mastic. Like any other anise-flavored spirit, if you add a little water to ouzo, it’ll get milky. So place one or two ice cubes in a small glass. Pour a small amount of ouzo over the ice and enjoy!
You can also mix ouzo in cocktails! Some good flavors to mix ouzo with are citrus juices, cranberry juice, banana, and mint!
Try some experimentation or take a look to our suggestion below:
- 2 ounces ouzo
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Soda water
- Orange slices, for garnish
Place the ouzo, mint and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and top with soda water. Garnish with an orange slice and serve.
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