Pour a shot of pomegranate juice over the drink. 'color': 'red' // red, white Only the fruit ripe enough to make rakia falls out of the tree, after which it is all collected. Though distillers often mix the honey into the Raki before bottling, you can also make it yourself with plain Raki. Add some water if you want it light. If you’re traveling in eastern Europe, chances are you’ll come across raki at a restaurant or gathering. }. Rakia is Bulgaria's national drink. 'autohide': 1, position:absolute; Copyright © 2002-2019 by Turkey Travel Planner, LLC. Rakija is usually made from overripe fruit (most often plums, however, really any fruit will due) that is collected and mashed so the juices are released. // 'cc_load_policy': 1, // forces closed captions on If you don’t like the taste of pure Raki, you can always drink Rakomelo, which is traditional Raki that has been mixed with honey. Anyway to drink raki alone is not very desirable, it would be better to accompany the drink with black olives, white cheese ( Feta chees alike) at least, but it is a drink well suited with a fish dish and some meze (appetizer). (In moderation, of course.) (The cement block in the picture above is the basin that holds the water next to the chamber and cap.). width:100%; Origin: Raki is originally from Turkey and ouzo is Greek. jQuery("#youtube_single_player_container_23 .thumbnail_block").css({display:'block'}); A Kazani (Kah-Zaa-Knee) is a special contraption specifically made to make Raki. Raki is always consumed with chilled water -- although some raki drinkers say ice diminishes the flavor of the drink. Belinda @zomppa says . Drinking rakı in Turkey involves a ceremony, some traditions, and a good amount of pleasure. var firstScriptTag = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; Raki or Tsikoudia as Cretans call it to separate the spirit drink they make from the one produced in other parts of Greece or neighboring countries (think Turkey), can be offered from the late morning until the early next morning. A traditional rakı sofrası (“rakı table”) bears dozens of meze(MEH-zeh, Turkish hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, salads, cheeses, etc.) The traditional tipple is raki, a strong aniseed based spirit, which is sometimes known as lion's milk. top:0px; youtube_single_player_23 = new YT.Player('youtube_single_player_23',{ The Kazani boils the grape mixture from a natural fire below. ythw22(); That has definitely been on my mind… I’ll look into it further and see if I can catch someone still making Raki! The remaining crushed grape skins comprising seeds, pulp and stems are distilled to produce Tsikoudia or Raki which is colourless and typically is around 45% proof but can be much more! The glass is half filled with raki and ice or water completes the rest. document.getElementById("youtube_single_player_container_22").style.width="640px"; }); He showed us how to drink it. Good stuff! The secret is to only drink ouzo or raki and not mixt it with before or after beer or wine. var tag = document.createElement('script'); #youtube_single_player_container_23 .thumbnail_block .thumb { Prize: Two bottles of Greek Raki! The result of the condensation/vapor is Raki. And everyone on the island drinks it – grandmas and teens alike. A Kazani (Kah-Zaa-Knee) is a special contraption specifically made to make Raki. Here’s how to drink rakı: a clear, straight, narrow glass called a kadeh is filled 1/3 or 1/2 with raki, then diluted with water and/or ice to suit the drinker’s taste. It’s very strong and has a unique taste. function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady(){ 'theme': 'dark', // dark, light Originally developed as an alternative to absinthe, raki — its still potent cousin — is popular in Greece, Bosnia and other Balkan countries and is called the national drink … At restaurants you can let the waiter know how much for a stronger or weaker drink. if(jQuery("#youtube_single_player_container_23").parent().width()
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