Rakomelo

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To be distinguished from Raki or Rakia.

Rakomelo (Greek: ρακόμελο (or racomelo) from raki (ρακί) + meli (μέλι), meaning honey) is a Greek mixed alcoholic drink.[1]

It is made by combining raki or Tsipouro with honey[2] and several spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, or other regional herbs.[3] It is produced in Crete and other islands of the Aegean Sea and on the Greek mainland, chiefly consumed during the winter as a warm drink.

A similar drink is baked raki, which is a regional drink of the island of Amorgos that is made from raki, sugar and spices and is served at room temperature. Baked raki contains more spices than rakomelo which usually only contains cinnamon.[4]

Rakomelo can be found as a bottled mixed drink in liquor stores, ready to be served.[5] Baked raki is also available mixed and bottled, ready for consumption (served at room temperature).[1][4]

A general recipe for rakomelo is 1-2 teaspoons of honey for every 4 shots of raki, along with one clove and about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, modified to suit different tastes.[4]

It is one of many cinnamon-infused liquors on the market. See Fireball Cinnamon Whisky and discussion therein.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rakomelo". Greek Federation of Spirits Producers. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rakomelo, Raki & Honey Alcohol drink". Kreta Foods. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Where can you buy Green cinnamon brandy in the UK?". Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Rakomelo a warming winter drink". The Great Greek Food. November 29, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rakomello". Roots Premium Liquor. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 

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