Ouzo Cocktails for a Sweet Summer Gathering

There’s no better drink for an end of the summer bash than Ouzo, Greece’s famous alcoholic beverage that is known for livening up get-togethers. Ouzo is only produced in Greece and is considered the island’s national drink. The strong flavors can be attributed to the herbs and seeds of the Greek soil, giving it a licorice-like taste, only smoother. The traditional Greek way to serve Ouzo is mixed with water and paired with a variety of Greek appetizers.

If the classic way to sip Ouzo isn’t for you, check out these fun cocktail recipes that would be perfect for an end of summer celebration!

  • Ouzo Cherry Twister: This simple and sweet cocktail calls for a bit of vodka, cherry juice, and maraschino cherries for garnish.
  • Santorini Sunrise: Try the Mediterranean take on the Tequila Sunrise by swapping out vodka for ouzo and adding a Greek honey, infused with thyme or rosemary for a floral sweetness.
  • Tropical Dream: Ouzo and rum are quite the combination and bring the Caribbean and Mediterranean styles together effortlessly.

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