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Psimeni raki

Psimeni Raki: Traditional Cycladic liqueur with honey, cinnamon, and cloves. A unique drink for celebrations, weddings, with herbal extracts setting it apart from rakomelo.

Small glasses with Greek ‘psimeni raki’

The psimeni (“baked”) raki is a liqueur with a flavoring of honey, cinnamon and cloves.

Since ancient times, the inhabitants of Amorgos island and the Cyclades made a traditional drink, called “psimeni raki”, to treat their guests and also the guests at their children’s weddings. Psimeni raki is sometimes offered as an appetizer and at other times as a digestive, but usually is offered at celebrations and gatherings.

Many people confuse it with rakomelo but psimeni raki, although it has similar ingredients, is a totally different drink because it also contains herbal extracts. It is a kind of local homemade alcoholic beverage.

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