Ouzo is made with anise and thus carries a strong ‘black licorice’ taste. There really is no way around it; if you’re not a black licorice fan, the chances of you liking this straight are slim to none.
If you add more water, lemon juice, mint leaves, and honey - well you can begin to mask the taste and make someone who wouldn't enjoy this order a second. Now you’ve got people drinking ouzo, and that makes every Greek happy. If you drink it, you soon will be too, as ouzo is 45% alcohol (90 proof) - more than whiskey, so please drink responsibly.
As they say in Greece, Yiamas” (γεια μας- to your health/cheers).
- 2 ounces ouzo (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice (more if desired)
- 3 mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 3 ounces water (iced; more or less to preference)*
- Pour ouzo into glass.
- Add lemon juice and mint leaves, muddle to release flavors in mint leaves.
- Add honey, mix until honey dissolves.
- Pour water in glass, mix.*
*Adding more water will dilute ouzo taste.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|