Ouzo - tsipouro
Raki is a distillate of grapes, whose production is said to have started on Mount Athos in the 14th century. Tsipouro is produced by double distillation.
Correspondingly, ouzo is known and loved mainly at Lesvos and Chios, but has a long tradition and Northern Greece.
Although there are many “recipes”, the key ingredients for the production of ouzo are two: alcohol and essential oils of the seeds of anise and fennel.
All, however, are authentic Greek products closely linked to lifestyle, hospitality and entertainment of the Greeks.