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Wine & Spirits

TNH Mixologist: The Boo-Ouzo!

October 31, 2020
By Maria Kalogeris

Υes, I know … Halloween is not a Greek holiday… But with a little ouzo, everything becomes Greek! 

In case you missed the giant ghost in your neighbor’s yard or the giant spider and cotton ‘web’ spread across their shrubs, you can’t miss the fact that all of the stores have special deals on candy! And we all know what that means: Halloween is here! 

Maybe this year’s Halloween is a little different than years past, but with all the uncertainty surrounding our world, one thing that will never change is my love for candy and … ouzo! And since I seem to be missing Greece a little more I decided to create this Greek Halloween potion for the spooky nights ahead. 

I wanted to create something that reminded me of Greece but at the same time have the taste of Halloween in it. In other words, I wanted to create something that I would be drinking here in Connecticut on Halloween but when I close my eyes, I would be transported to Greece enjoying a beautiful (but not so cold) evening. And so, the idea was created … What is more Greek than ouzo and what reminds you more of autumn than cider and cinnamon?! I call my creation the Boo-ouzo! 

So please try it out and don’t forget to shout ‘Γειά μας’ to the ghost and spider next door! 

Ingredients 

1oz ouzo 

1 ½ oz vodka 

2 oz hard cider 

Lime juice (1/2 lime) 

1 Slice of apple 

1 Cinnamon stick 

1 tsp honey mixed w/ 2tsp warm water 

Cinnamon Powder for sprinkling 

Ice 

Directions 

1. In a microwavable bowl, combine honey with water and heat for 20 seconds. Remove and let cool to room temperature. 

2. Pour the ouzo, vodka, cider and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with some ice.

3. Shake and pour into glass with fresh ice. 

4. Garnish with a slice of apple and a cinnamon stick and sprinkle with cinnamon powder on top. 

5. Stir with the cinnamon stick. 

6. Enjoy! 

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