Beginner Cook - Short Cooking Time - Beverage - Gluten Free
Sipping on a spiced bourbon cocktail during a recent holiday party, I was reminded of my favorite Greek spiced beverage - Rakomelo. This drink is typically consumed during colder weather but that's never stopped us from enjoying it during our summer dinners at En Plo, where the owner serves up a delicious version. Bottles of the spiced spirit are available in retail shops throughout Greece but the flavors aren't nearly as appealing as a freshly mulled batch. Traditionally prepared with brandy known as Tsipouro, grappa or unaged grape brandy will also do the trick. Unlike spiced bourbon, which is often mixed with cider, rakomelo is served straight. The undiluted spirit is consumed from a shot glass or "sfinaki" and meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed.
Time - 10 minutes