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Enjoy the true taste from all over The Mediterranean with our wonderful selection of Ouzo and Raki.
Hailing from Greece and Cyprus, Ouzo is an aniseed based liqueur, often enjoyed as an aperitif on these Mediterranean islands.
With roots going back as far as the 14th cen tury, ouzo came into it's own around the 19th century following Greek independence. The first ouzo distillery was founded in Tyrnavos in 1856 by Nikolaos Katsaros, giving birth to the famous ouzo Tyrnavou. When absinthe fell into disfavour in the early 20th century, ouzo was one of the products whose popularity rose to fill the gap; it was once called "a substitute for absinthe without the wormwood"
Raki is an unsweetened, anise-flavored Turkish alcoholic drink that is popular in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkic countries, and in the Balkan countries as an apéritif. It is often served with seafood or meze. similar to Ouzo, Raki goes cloudy when mixed with water..
Rakı is commonly consumed alongside meze, a selection of hot and cold appetizers, as well as at a rakı sofrası ("rakı table"), either before a full dinner or instead of it.