Wednesday 4 May 2011


Tsikoudia (or Raki) is an eau de vie made from grape skins and seeds in mountain still such as the one above. This  moonshine/firewater is synonymous with hospitality , offered after meals, as 'welcome drinks' in shot glasses ( my favourite being a dolls hous beer glass with handle) . Never managed to down it in one
 Note the 'brown wine' - only Ian and I appreciated it's sherry like nature which complimented food well , although some were too acidic for me - luckily could usually order a half bottle of something better while Ian polished off the 'half -kilo ' on his own.
Raki is mostly clear( this one was coloured if not flavoured by fruit) , the most palatable was with honey, cinnamon and cloves. Yammas!!!

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