Enterprise Greece and the Greek Federation of Spirit Producers (SEAOP) are taking a number of initiatives will be taken to promote Greece’s distilled spirits in overseas markets.

One of the initiatives include a national pavilion at the International bar Convention Berlin Exhibition in October 2019 as well as participation in Germany’s Prowein exhibition with a “spirits bar”.

Specialists and mixologists will also be invited to Greek distilleries over the coming months to help build bridges and forge closer relationships.

Domestic producers will try to promote Greece’s signature spirits, such as ouzo, tsipouro and mastic liquor,  as the elements in new bar cocktails.

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Ouzo lemonade

60ml ouzo
45ml lemon juice
3 mint leaves
1 teaspoon honey
90ml water (iced, more or less to preference*)

Mix ingredients together, feel free to play with portions. More honey for a sweeter taste and more or less water to regulate the liquorice taste of the ouzo.

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Warm Winter Tsipouro

200ml tsipouro
2 tablespoons white sugar
Teaspoon of pepper
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Bring ingredients to boil on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Drink warm in coffee cup.

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Mastiha hot chocolate

60ml mastiha liqueur
15ml ginger syrup
Top-up with hot chocolate

Serve in a mug and decorate with a cinnamon stick.