Wine & Spirits

Samos Ouzo is “No Giok”

If you like your ouzo loaded – and I mean, LOADED – with anise, then Giokarinis, from Samos, is a great choice.

If anything can be called a “dessert ouzo” – not one consumed with salty appetizers but sipped after dinner like a port or mavrodaphne – Giokarinis is the one.

Invented over a century ago by Heleni Giokarinis – a widow, hence its nickname, “the widow’s ouzo” Giokarinis ouzo is a standard 80 proof, with an intense anise taste throughout.

Rather than drinking it with a plate of lakerda or octopus by its side, this particular ouzo is best enjoyed with fruit – like sweet, ripe grapes, or fresh figs.


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