History of Ouzo

Ouzo is an anise-flavored Mediterranean spirit commonly enjoyed and produced in Greece. While anise is the star of the spirit, sometimes fennel, cardamom and cinnamon are added during the distillation process, too. The first ouzo distillery was actually founded in Greece in 1856. As absinthe became less popular, ouzo rose in popularity. Today, the cloudy-white spirit is enjoyed with mezes (Greek small plates) as a shot or over ice. We recommend all guests check out the unique and flavorful spirit the next time they visit Greektown!

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