Everyone has heard of ouzo, but what you really need to drink in Greece is tsipouro. Pronounced chiparo, it’s a 80-100 proof brandy made from grapes.
Tsipouro is sold in restaurants, but the best is homemade. Even those who don’t make it themselves, know someone who does, so when you end up in a Greek home, you’ll get a taste for sure.
Geeks drink tsipouro before, during and after a meal to aide in digestion. Good tsipouro is slightly sweet, it warms a little going down and leaves the taste of grape vines on your tongue.
You can choose from regular or anise flavors. The anise is usually mixed with water.
Be sure to say cheers! Yamas!