Following Twitter references to ouzo and #ouzo there is a very specific group of people with old bad memories of ugly hangovers associated to ouzo drinking. This is commonly the result of improvised cocktails or slammer abuse but more commonly I would guess due to low grade pseudo (non distilled) ouzo or non A brand… Continue reading Don’t get drunk: drink real A grade Greek ouzo
Here is the short version as I understand it: put the water first and then the ice. Depending on how much alcohol the ouzo has it will react differently to extreme cooling. Don’t overdo it cooling this drink because you then kill the aroma. And here is the long version: “Anethole is a rather nonpolar… Continue reading A scientific exploration of why ouzo gets mirky with water
Ouzo has rather unfairly been associated with alcohol abuse despite the fact that it has not got the highest alcohol content in its category. It is also (see drinking etiquette) quite well known that this is a “social” drink, to be consumed with food and friends. Here is what happens however when it is… Continue reading Ouzo and alcohol abuse
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDr0S1X3jo0] (Traditional song entitled “ouzo” by Babis Gkoles and his orchestra as shown on Greek national television.) Even before drinking the stuff you will be hard pressed to find anything to rhyme with this word! Making a song about it in any other language other than Greek will be a challenge unless you are… Continue reading What rhymes with the word “ouzo”?
Scientists studying the cloudy emulsions produced by anise-flavored liquors such as Ouzo have discovered new molecular insights into their formation, findings that could lead to the design of better commercial emulsions used in making pharmaceuticals, food products, cosmetics and other materials. Although transparent when bottled, Ouzo, Pastis, Pernod, and other popular anise-flavored alcoholic beverages form… Continue reading Study Of ‘Ouzo Effect’ May Lead To Design Of Improved Drugs, Cosmetics
A few things you need to know about how to enjoy ouzo from this great article: “Here is some ouzo etiquette you may want to keep in mind if visiting the beautiful country of Greece: Though you can have it neat, it is recommended that you dilute it with some cold water and ice. When… Continue reading Ouzo drinking etiquette
A great article we found here summarises a lot of important main points about ouzo. “In Greece, ouzo is not just a drink but is way of life; an anise flavored alcoholic aperitif that all Greeks enjoy. As real scotch is made only in Scotland, as real champagne is the sparkling wine that comes only from… Continue reading Greek food – greek ouzo: things you need to know
Does ouzo contain opium and if so, which brands have the most? If you Google search “Coke Arab rumors” the top result you get is in fact from the Coca Cola company! That’s how seriously they take the problem of misinformation. It has often been quoted recently that this is in fact the wrong type… Continue reading Ouzo in opium rumours: should the brands react?
1oz of ouzo contains 103 calories, 0 fat, 11g of carbohydrates and 0 protein. In the world famous Mediterranean diet, a glass of wine accompanying each meal of greek food has set researchers looking for the exact mechanisms of this healthy secret. Not enough research has taken place however concerning the traditional way to… Continue reading How many calories does a glass of ouzo have?