If there is one symbol of Greece and its culture, it would be ouzo. Drinking ouzo is a lifestyle.
Ouzo is distilled from grapes and the best ouzo is known to come from the Greek island, Lesvos. It is made at about 45% alcohol, so it’s very strong. Therefore, there are great benefits to drinking it traditionally – with food.
On the subject of food, Greeks may also include ouzo in the kitchen, using it to create some signature Greek dishes and give food and or desserts that anise taste.
One of the great things about Greek ouzo is its transformation when iced water is added. When first poured into a glass, ouzo it is clear. However, when water is added, it becomes cloudy.