What are the traditional ingredients used to make the classic Greek beverage featured in the article?
If you’ve ever been to Greece, you know that there’s a rich cultural tradition that includes not only fascinating history but also delicious food and drink. One of the most refreshing beverages you can drink while enjoying the Mediterranean sun is the classic Greek drink called ouzo.
How to Make Ouzo
- 1 bottle of good quality vodka
- 2 tablespoons of anise seeds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 pieces of lemon peel
- 2 pieces of orange peel
- 1 cup of water
To make the ouzo, you will need to:
- Pour the vodka into a large jar and add the anise seeds, cinnamon stick, lemon peel, and orange peel.
- Cover the jar and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks, giving it a good shake every few days.
- After 2 weeks, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter and discard the solids.
- Combine the strained liquid with the cup of water and let it rest for another day.
- Pour the ouzo into bottles and store them in the refrigerator.
Your homemade ouzo is now ready to be enjoyed with a meal or on its own! To serve, just pour it over ice and enjoy the refreshing taste of this classic Greek beverage.
There’s something magical about drinking a traditional beverage that’s been around for centuries. Ouzo is not only a delicious drink but also a representation of Greek culture and history. So, next time you’re in the mood for something special, try making your own ouzo and let yourself be transported to the Mediterranean.
Cheers to Tradition!