Opa! Prepare for a Refreshing Taste of Greece with This Authentic Beverage Recipe


Opa!‌ Prepare for a Refreshing Taste ⁢of Greece with This Authentic Beverage Recipe

What are the key ingredients in this authentic Greek beverage recipe?

Opa! ‌Prepare for ⁤a Refreshing Taste of Greece with This Authentic⁤ Beverage Recipe

Greece is famous ‍for its delicious food, stunning beaches, and ancient ruins, and it also has a rich drinking ‌culture. One of the most popular alcoholic beverages in Greece is Ouzo. This anise-flavored drink is ​similar to Italy’s sambuca or France’s‍ pastis.


  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 10 star anise pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bottle of ouzo
  • Ice cubes


  1. In a saucepan, bring the⁢ water and sugar to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and add ‌the star anise and cinnamon stick. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan​ from heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.
  4. Add the ouzo to the mixture and stir well.
  5. Add ice cubes to a glass and pour the ouzo mixture over it.
  6. Garnish with‍ lemon or orange ⁤slices if desired.
  7. Enjoy your delicious Greek Ouzo!


  • Ouzo tends to turn cloudy when mixed with water or‌ ice and that’s completely normal.
  • If you prefer a sweeter ouzo, increase ​the sugar by 1/4 cup or to taste.
  • The longer you simmer the anise and cinnamon,​ the stronger the flavor will be. Adjust the‍ cooking time to your taste.


There you have it, a ​refreshing and authentic beverage recipe for Ouzo! It’s a perfect drink ⁢to enjoy during a hot summer day or a cozy evening with⁤ friends and family. Opa!

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