What is the best brand of ouzo?
The five top brands in terms of sales are Isidoros Arvanitis Ouzo Plomari, followed by Ouzo Barbayannis, Ouzo 12, Ouzo Mini Mytilinis and Ouzo Tsantali..
What is the proof of ouzo?
Greek law states that the finished distillate must contain no less than 20 percent of the original ouzo yeast and be bottled at a minimum of 37.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV, 75 proof). Most ouzo falls around 80 proof.
When should I drink ouzo?
In other countries it is tradition to have ouzo in authentic Greek restaurants as an aperitif, served in a shot glass and deeply chilled before the meal is started. No water or ice is added but the drink is served very cold, enough to make some crystals form in the drink as it is served.
Is Ouzo good for your stomach?
In addition to sipping on ouzo along with mezes, the national drink of Greece has healing properties as well. It is known to ease an upset stomach, relieve a headache, and alleviate teething pains in infants. The terpenes in ouzo have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant activity protecting cells from disease.
Does Opa mean cheers?
Opa (Greek: ώπα) is a common Mediterranean emotional expression. It is frequently used during celebrations such as weddings or traditional dancing. In Greek culture, the expression sometimes accompanies the act of plate smashing.
What is the best way to drink ouzo?
Place one or two ice cubes in a small glass. Pour a small amount of ouzo over the ice. The ouzo will turn from clear to cloudy as the anise reacts with the ice. Or, pour a small amount of ouzo into a glass, neat, then add a splash of very cold water in lieu of ice.