What if we are in the heart of winter? No problem. A glass of warm mead will take you to the most sweet and
intoxicating way of the warmth. Raki or tsikoudia, the transparent, fragrant “lady” of Crete, in harmony with the golden, full of aromas of pine, and the result is a drink of exceptional quality and flavor, the well-known mead!
the mead because of its two key ingredients, raki and honey offers the body the beneficial properties of these. Tsikoudia, a product of single distillation of the ÏƒÏ„ÏÎ¬Ï†Ï…Î»Î»Î±, pressed so grapes remain 40 days in oak barrels where it is fermented, it is particularly digestive, especially after a rich fat meal, but if heat up, provides immediate relief to sore throat. It is also soothing in various forms of colds. The alcoholic strength of raki varies depending on the preferences of the producer, while it ranges from 42-58 alcohol content ( Vol%).
Honey, a very important food for humans, as it contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants that exert cardioprotective and anti-cancer action. It has antibacterial properties, protects against ulcers k gastrointestinal disorders, while it relieves coughing and throat irritation. Contains vitamins, minerals and trace elements, enzymes and amino acids, offering many more benefits to the organization. The honey undoubtedly is one of the foods allies of good health and longevity.
But what is the recipe for this excellent drink?
– 100ml raki
– 35 grams.honey (preferably honey pine doesn’t fog and gives amber color)
– 2 sticks cinnamon
– 3-4 cloves (studs).
Heat in a pot raki with cinnamon and the cloves and add the honey. Leave the concoction on low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and remove the cinnamon and the cloves.