Greek liqours are some of the best in the world, and they’re simple to make. You can use them as mixers with other alcoholic beverages or as shots. The best part is that they’re all in Greek letters, so you don’t have to worry about remembering what’s what when it comes time to order them at the bar.
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You can’t go wrong with this traditional drink. Ouzo is a clear, anise-flavored liquor that’s been produced in Greece since the 16th century. It’s great on its own, or mixed with water or lemonade.
If you’re looking for something with a little more kick than ouzo, raki might be your new best friend! Raki is similar to ouzo, but it has a higher alcohol content—usually around 40% ABV (80 proof).
This traditional greek liquor is made from distilled grape pomace wine—the leftover skins, seeds, and stems left over after pressing grapes into wine. Tsipouro has a high alcohol content (around 45% ABV) with notes of honeyed sweetness and earthy spice flavors.
This sweet brandy (about 40% ABV) is flavored with herbs like aniseed, cloves and cinnamon which give it an aromatic flavor profile reminiscent of rum or
And if you’re looking for something lighter than your usual cocktail or wine? Try a retsina! Retsina is made by fermenting white wine with pine resin (which gives it its sweet flavor). It’s usually served chilled over ice cubes in a tall glass. If you have any left over after your meal (which is unlikely), you can drink it as an after-dinner digestif or just enjoy it as a nightcap!
Mavrodaphne is another sweet wine that will really satisfy your taste buds. It’s made from black grapes and has notes of caramel and chocolate—it’s almost like drinking candy! This is a great choice if you want something different than just plain old red wine or white wine.
Vermouth tastes similar to vermouths from around the world—it’s got a fruity flavor that comes from its base ingredients: grape brandy and wine vinegar (with herbs added). There are several different kinds of vermouths available, including