Greeks love to drink, and it is part of their cultural heritage. When you visit Greece, you’re treated to a long list of specialty drinks that is nothing like you’ve ever tried before. Most of the drinks have been prepared using a combination of traditional methods and modern technology, thereby offering a unique taste and experience. Here are some of the most popular drinks in Greece you ought to try out. One of the most frequently consumed drinks in the whole of Greece. Raki is a type of brandy that is made from grapes and consumed by many Greeks. Also, it’s the perfect alternative for people who hate to get drunk and have a hangover. Raki is usually served in shots of small glasses, and it can sometimes be very strong. You can find Raki in restaurants and bars where people gather to discuss while they sip shots of the drink to cool their spirits. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Greeks never joke with Rakomelo because it is a mixed drink that has existed for many years. Honey, cinnamon, cardamom, and raki, and mixed together to produce this highly tasty drink. Also, it has health benefits because of its high amount of flavonoids that help to deal with ailments like a sore throat and cough. Rakomelo is usually served hot and very popular during winter months because it produces warmth in the body. It is a really tasteful drink, and something not to miss when you visit Greece. Also, you can find in different shops, so you can take it back home. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
There is another traditional drink that Greeks used to serve as an appetizer or a welcome drink and it is called Masticha. Masticha is produced on the island of Chios, where it is the only place in Greece you can see those trees and taste the famous drink of the island. The people of Chios are the ones who make the drink because the island is filled with Mastic trees, which is the source of the mastic resin for making the drink The classic Greek drink served chilled and usually taken in a shot. Additionally, you can find it in many stores as a delicacy in a glass of water where you can eat it. Whether you drink or eat it, it is delicious. Don’t forget to buy a bottle of Masticha drink to take with you, to remind you of the Greek summer. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Here is another high-quality drink that is very popular among the Greeks. Metaxa is a sweet tasting brandy drink made from white wines sourced from different parts of Greece, and it contains raisins and herbs. Metaxa is also one of the most carefully produced drinks in the country because of the need to satisfy the taste of people who love to drink it regularly. When you’re strolling around Greek cities, it’s common to see old people helping themselves with Metaxa drink. It is a drink that is not that famous for people who don’t travel regularly to Greece, but definitely, it is a tasteful and memorable drink. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Ouzo is the most famous Greek drink by all standards. Made from aniseed and is popular not only in Greece, but also in Israel, Cyprus, and Lebanon. The best way to drink Ouzo is by adding ice which turns it into a cool looking deep white color. You can find the drink in almost all of Greece’s restaurants and bars. Greeks usually serve Ouzo with Meze, which is a collection of small dishes served at the beginning of multiple-course drinks. It is the most popular drink, especially in the Greek Islands, and you should drink it while eating seafood. It is an amazing combination. Although another way of drinking it, it is by adding cherry juice to a glass of ouzo, and it will take your thirst away. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Greeks, like other peoples of the world, do love to drink coffee. Local coffee is usually brewed and filtered, before they are served to visitors, and can be taken with or without sweeteners. Also, popular brands of coffee are served hot, cold, or warm, depending on the desire of each. Many people also like to drink iced coffee, which is usually served in the morning, afternoon, and evenings. Greeks have a different culture from other Europeans in the habit of drinking coffee. They prefer iced coffee, which is made only in Greece, and it is something you worth drink because the taste is amazing and you can’t find it anywhere else in the world. Locals spend a lot of their time drinking coffee in the cafeterias.