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Offline Maik

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Yiamas!
« on: Friday, 26 July, 2019 @ 17:04:26 »
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We’ll Drink to That: Greece Will Promote Ouzo, Distilled Spirits

Opa! While drinkers around the world may recognize ouzo, the dry, licorice-flavored aperitif as Greece’s national drink, the country’s distillers of spirits are planning a campaign to introduce them to related varieties like tsipouro, masticha and raki.

Ouzo is often seen in movies about Greece as what Greeks drink although many prefer tsipouro or raki, which will pick you up and knock you down if you’re not careful.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/254873/well-drink-to-that-greece-will-promote-ouzo-distilled-spirits/


Not so keen on masticha, myself, but I'm quite partial to a drop of tsipouro!

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« Reply #1 on: Friday, 26 July, 2019 @ 20:19:12 »
Quite like masticha myself, developed a taste for it after being given a complimentary glass in Il Borgo  up by Kastro.
Also partial to masticha ice cream from my local Greek Cypriot bakery, one scoop rose and one masticha for me.
Yum  :)

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« Reply #2 on: Friday, 26 July, 2019 @ 21:18:08 »
Rude of me not to have added that some friends on the island gave us a bottle to bring home  :yiamas: H & D

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 27 July, 2019 @ 14:23:05 »
While we're on the subject, this is from yesterday's NYT: Can This Ancient Greek Medicine Cure Humanity?