Cretan Raki: The Spirit of the Island -Wednesday, 9 August 2023
Cretan raki, or tsikoudia, is a distilled spirit that has been made on the island of Crete for centuries. It is made from the fermented grape pomace, the leftover skins, seeds, and stems from winemaking. Raki is a clear, colorless spirit with a strong, alcoholic aroma and flavor. It has a fiery kick that can be tamed with a splash of water or ice. Raki is a beloved part of Cretan culture. It is often served as a welcome drink, and it is also enjoyed after meals or as a digestif. Raki is also used in many traditional Cretan dishes, such as moussaka and souvlaki. In recent years, raki has gained popularity around the world. It is now available in many countries, and it is often served in high-end restaurants and bars. Raki is a luxurious spirit that is perfect for special occasions. It is also a great way to experience the culture of Crete.