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Posted: 11/27/2014 9:02:54 PM EDT


Local liquor store finally started carrying it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:03:53 PM EDT
licorice lover?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:09:48 PM EDT
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licorice lover?
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Not really.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:12:47 PM EDT
A bar I used to frequent in Germany was owned by a Greek.

He would come back with the good stuff after visits to family.

Greek restaurants would give you a shot while you waited for food.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:13:51 PM EDT

I used to drink that with my cousin. It is pretty unique in its flavor.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:18:06 PM EDT
The owner of the Greek pizza place down the street from me used to pour a shot for me while I waited for my pizza. All the pizza places up here are owned by Greeks, it seems like.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:21:08 PM EDT
What is that transparent shit floating around in it?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:24:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:25:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
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That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:27:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maine-hye:



That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .
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Originally Posted By maine-hye:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
http://oi60.tinypic.com/16krp6e.jpg

Local liquor store finally started carrying it.



That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .

I'll drink this. You can get your Ottoman on if you want.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:28:52 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By maine-hye:



That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .
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Originally Posted By maine-hye:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
http://oi60.tinypic.com/16krp6e.jpg

Local liquor store finally started carrying it.



That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .


Pernod with branch water is awesome.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:28:57 PM EDT
Oh I forgot to mention the typical ratio is 3/1 water to PASTIS . You can change that to be stronger or lighter depending on your taste . I prefer a 4/1 ratio .

Its also important to remember the addition of ice cold water really does mellow out the flavor profile.

If you go to Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, France, Italy, etc. you will find almost never is this type of drink drunk straight.

Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:32:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

I'll drink this. You can get your Ottoman on if you want.

you did read the part where I told you I was Armenian right?

and I'm sure you realize a history between Armenians and Turks right?

just remember in the Ottoman Empire the Armenians were the ones that brewed the best rakki !!!

but even after all the bad blood and history my grandparents and great-grandparents always drink the Turkish varieties they would say it was much smoother and of much better quality and that the Greek varieties were more like moonshine very rough.
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Originally Posted By maine-hye:
Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
http://oi60.tinypic.com/16krp6e.jpg

Local liquor store finally started carrying it.



That shit is cheap shwill IMHO .

Try the Turkish RAKKI its much smother .

Also if you want the same flavor but slightly sweeter try a bottle of French PERNOD about 50 bucks a bottle wherever you can find it.

And remember these PASTIS style drinks are NOT made to be drunken straight.

They are to be mixed with ice cold water to form what's called a louche . Its the greatest thing with mezza tapas or grilled meats .

I literally grew up drinking this stuff . I an Armenian and you will find that most Mediterranean cultures have this type of liquor made from grapes and anise seeds some times with fennel as well .

I'll drink this. You can get your Ottoman on if you want.

you did read the part where I told you I was Armenian right?

and I'm sure you realize a history between Armenians and Turks right?

just remember in the Ottoman Empire the Armenians were the ones that brewed the best rakki !!!

but even after all the bad blood and history my grandparents and great-grandparents always drink the Turkish varieties they would say it was much smoother and of much better quality and that the Greek varieties were more like moonshine very rough.

Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:33:45 PM EDT
That shit will make you impotent
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:34:51 PM EDT
Stopped at a little Greek shop for lunch last month. Asked the owner what full-blood Greeks thought of Ouzo, being one himself. His answer? "No! Terrible! We prefer whiskey."
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:37:20 PM EDT
You will not be well in the morning.


Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:37:41 PM EDT
Hey OP one more thing I can suggest for you

When I was growing up in Detroit we had a very large population of Greek and Macedonian immigrants in Detroit Dearborn area.

My family was very good friends with one family of Greek extraction that made their own homemade ouzo .

When they would grill kabobs instead of using water they would mix it with sprite or 7up soda.

I actually just had some of that two days ago and let me tell you it's not bad at all!!! just a suggestion for you!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:55:43 PM EDT
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Only if you piss her off bad enough to get kicked in the nuts that much.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:58:52 PM EDT
Ugh.



It's like Greek sex in a bottle.


Ya try it once, but then warn your friends not to.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:03:01 PM EDT
The BEST drink to drink after eating too much.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:03:26 PM EDT
that shit is nasty
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:05:02 PM EDT
My gun dealer is Greek. He has brought some back when he visits. I'll drink it.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 2:20:42 PM EDT
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That would be Dr. McGillicuddy's schnapps on ice....

Never cared for Ouzo... don't like Licorice.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 4:33:05 AM EDT
Killed the bottle. I think I might have a problem...

I'm outta booze.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:04:20 AM EDT
Ouzo make you craaaaaazy!!!

Brought a bottle of it to a party once. Buddy was taking pulls straight out of the bottle. I figured he knew what he was doing. He didn't. Didn't realize it was 90 proof. Much craziness ensued.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:17:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Stump70:
A bar I used to frequent in Germany was owned by a Greek.

He would come back with the good stuff after visits to family.

Greek restaurants would give you a shot while you waited for food.
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A local Greek joint does the same thing. The owner comes around the tables and pours ice cold shots to the willing. I've left there half drunk without actually paying for any of the booze. And their food is

Fuck, now I'm hungry.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:22:39 AM EDT
I'm not a fan of anise, I've found. I'll take some Bulgarian rakia any day though...
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 5:26:19 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By kayamana:
I'm not a fan of anise, I've found. I'll take some Bulgarian rakia any day though...
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You ever had a pizelle?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 6:10:23 AM EDT
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Italian waffle cookie? Not that I know of...
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 6:11:01 AM EDT
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Italian waffle cookie? Not that I know of...
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:

You ever had a pizelle?


Italian waffle cookie? Not that I know of...

Anise flavoured. You'd develop a taste for anise after a few.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 6:14:25 AM EDT
I didn't like it at all. Bro's wife is Bulgarian. Her sister is dating a Turk. We had Turkish night and the food was awesome, the raki, not so much. We had Greek and Bulgarian nights as well and I'm just not a fan.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 6:26:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ElectricSheep556:
Killed the bottle. I think I might have a problem...






I'm outta booze.
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LOL, I hate when that happens.
Next time try a Vulcan mind melt - shot and a half ouzo, shot and a half Bacardi 151
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:06:33 AM EDT
Fucking Greeks!
I went to a Greek christening of my neighbors. His entire family flew in from South Africa and Crete, it felt like every 15 seconds someone put that demon water in my hands and said oompa!
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:16:41 AM EDT
Opa!
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:41:57 AM EDT
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It's like Greek sex in a bottle.


Ya try it once, but then warn your friends not to.

Tell us more about Greek sex.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:45:07 AM EDT
That stuff is not for me.

Years back I was gifted 3 bottles of the stuff by some of my Greek customers...

It took me a while to find someone who would appreciate it and when I did, he wound up with them all
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 7:58:00 AM EDT
It's horrible!
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:12:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:30:12 AM EDT
That's what my dad drinks when he orders a shot and a beer. It's good I've drank a lot of it. It's also tasty when kept cold in the freezer.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:53:34 AM EDT

Got all silly on Ouzo a few times. Bad mornings after......
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