The World in Liquor
Ouzo – Greece
The classic anise-flavored spirit of Greece known as ouzo has rapidly spread around the world. It’s a signature Greek flavor, and production really took off after Greece declared its independence in the 19th century. Ouzo also had a major jump in popularity when production of absinthe in Europe slowed—people enjoyed ouzo’s smooth flavor and likened it to absinthe without the wormwood taste. If you want to try ouzo the Greek way, head to any of the country’s many ouzeries—bars where ouzo and small plates of appetizers are served.
Now you can enjoy our famous national drink. Enjoy some Ouzo 12, one of the most well known Ouzo of Greece! pic.twitter.com/eBAPBurFyK
— Tis Oras (@OrasTis) October 3, 2018
Aragh Sagi – Iran
Since alcohol has been prohibited in Iran since 1979, this illicit drink known as aragh sagi is primarily produced in private homes, in strict secrecy. Before 1979, there were several professional legal producers, whose recipes were appropriated by private producers in order to keep a small amount of alcohol circulating throughout the country. Aragh sagi is made from fermented raisins and is generally served mixed with water. It can be quite dangerous to imbibe since it’s produced at home, the alcohol content can be as high as 60 percent ABV.
— Toronto Real Estate (@sherrydabir) September 4, 2015
Pisco – Peru
Another native variety of fruit brandy that’s common in South America is pisco—a type of brandy made by distilling fermented grape juice. It’s produced in both Chile and Peru, and has been part of the local culture in the winemaking regions of both countries since the early 17th century. Pisco is aged for a minimum of three months in glass containers, and is completely free from flavoring or coloring agents. Pisco can be served on its own, but it’s a popular addition in cocktails like the pisco sour, or pisco punch.
Just Pinned to Margaritas: There is beauty in Simplicity. . My simple Friday serve is a Pisco and tonic with a dash of fresh blood orange juice. . Thats it. Deliciousness in a glass. . Salud!!!! . . . . . . . . . . . . #pisco #simple #peru #tequila #pink… https://t.co/ixI806urOD pic.twitter.com/lIE40t7bNc
— Tequila Aficionado Media (@TequilaAficion) October 4, 2018