var w=640; document.getElementById("youtube_single_player_container_22").style.width="100%"; A hidden gem in the Greek Islands, Why Le Mont Saint Michel needs to be on the top of your bucket list. Cheers! Copyright © 2002-2019 by Turkey Travel Planner, LLC. }, 'showinfo': 1, We feasted on delicious homemade Greek cuisine and conversed with the wonderful family that welcomed us in. However, during the summer, it is served chilled on ice. To make this alcohol at home, you will need to use a copper alembic still. jQuery("#youtube_single_player_container_22 .thumbnail_block").css({display:'none'}); If you’re drinking lightly with one or two friends, ask forbir otuzbeşlik rakı (BEER OH-tooz-BESH-leek, a 35-cl half-bottle). When you drink raki, an anise-flavored spirit, part of a family that includes ouzo and pastis, you embark on a communal experience. The Raki cauldron is consisted of three basic parts. width:640px; jQuery(document).ready(function(){ That was not the ending, though! Aneurysm #1 (Shooter) Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps, Ouzo Ball Banger (Cocktail) Orange Juice, Ouzo Black Cat #1 (Shooter) Brandy, Kahlua, Ouzo Ahhh Brussels, Belgium… but what about Bruges?! They discussed in detail how Raki is made. #youtube_single_player_23 { Here’s how to drink rakı: a clear, straight, narrow glass called a kadeh is filled 1/3 or 1/2 with raki, then diluted with water and/or ice to suit the drinker’s taste. position:absolute; top:0px; Raki is an anise seed drink, like ouzo as Jo says or pastis for the French, you either drink it pure or diluted with water. videoId : 'uSzM1xkk5aU', youtube_single_player_22.playVideo(); 'theme': 'dark', // dark, light October is grape harvesting month in Greece… and the Greeks don’t just harvest the grapes. Posted on Nov 4th, 2015 by My Albanian Food It dates back to the fourteenth century. And, unknowingly, who decides to down a shot glass of that first little bit? The fire is lit beneath the cauldron and the marc starts simmering. Originally developed as an alternative to absinthe, raki — its still potent cousin — is popular in Greece, Bosnia and other Balkan countries and is called the national drink … this family gathering to celebrate Dormition Day. Add about 1 shot of raki (preferably grape raki). }); margin-left:-35px; It is part and parcel of everyday life here, and somehow Bulgaria wouldn't be the same without it. height:358px; } While sipping rakı and nibbling meze, there’s good conversation, much humor, and many toasts to your companions’ health (Afiyet olsun!) Ratio in the glass depends on the drinker, 50% Raki – 50% Water is always safe, but the real best is 65% Raki … Step 1: Soak two pounds of raisins overnight. videoId : 'qPft786Ksug', You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. aguardiente, pisco, grappa, palinka etc. How to drink raki. height:100%; youtube_single_player_22 = new YT.Player('youtube_single_player_22',{ var youtube_single_player_22; In the end we went three or four rounds of raki together with the host. -Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Raki, the unofficial national drink of Turkey is more than a glass of alcohol, it's an experience in itself. width:100%; }); Then add the milk and stir. Raki is not easy to make alone and in home. z-index:5; It’s organic and pure. In order to make the popular drink, Raki enthusiasts use the stafylla or the discarded bits of grapes that were used to make the juice for wine. Rakı is sold by the drink (kadeh), in small 17-cl glass pitchers, in half-bottles (35 cl) and full bottles (70 cl). filling up the Kazani with a new grape mixture, filling it up a little more, (that’s a whole lotta grape!). firstScriptTag.parentNode.insertBefore(tag, firstScriptTag); Step 4: When the mixture cools, add a ½ teaspoon of pectic enzyme and yeast. }); position:absolute; position:relative; A Kazani (Kah-Zaa-Knee) is a special contraption specifically made to make Raki. Make Juice. artooks Rumrunner Posts: 505 Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:48 pm. How to do Amsterdam right – Special Edition. If you really want to “milk the lion” or you’re with lots of friends, order bir şişe rakı (BEER SHEE-sheh rah-KUH, a full bottle, sometimes called a yetmişlik, yeht-MEESH-leek, a 70 cl bottle). People all over the village bring their barrels of leftover stomped grape mixture and pay to make their Raki here. 'color': 'red' // red, white You can either serve it hot or chill it … 'theme': 'dark', // dark, light 'autoplay': 0, Thanks Mark! Cheers! Well, it’s because it’s the cultural and traditional liquor of Greece. Raki is served in a small narrow glass that is specifically used for the drink. Indeed, every bar, restaurant, or even rest stop serves the stuff for as little as 40 cents a glass. ythw23(); 'iv_load_policy': 1, // annotations, 1=on, 3=off document.getElementById("youtube_single_player_container_22").style.width="640px"; } 'enablejsapi': 1, "Rakia and Salad", is a combination unsurpassed and is the perfect compliment of food and drink in Bulgaria. document.getElementById("youtube_single_player_container_23").style.width="640px"; and prosperity (Şerefinize!). margin-bottom:5px; 'autohide': 1, We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. top:0px; I'm half Greek but I have no problem to say raki is Turkish. margin:0px auto; It’s usually always offered on the house at every taverna. Drinking rakı in Turkey involves a ceremony, some traditions, and a good amount of pleasure. playerVars:{ blue07. if(jQuery("#youtube_single_player_container_23").parent().width()