Have you been so excited to see the new movie that released this weekend, My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I have. I loved the first movie for so many reasons, not the least of which is the huge lineup of hysterical women comedians, the second of which is the storyline of a crazy and loving family, and the third, well. I just do. Isn’t that reason enough to like something? I just do.
Well, for the Sunday Supper lineup this week, we are themed out in all things Greek. Now, I always joke to my friends, that ethnically I am a mutt. A total mix of lots of different nationalities and cultures collide inside my body, sometimes will crazy results, but the best of which is the love of all food cultures and especially the food-centric ones! Problem is…I am not Greek. Not even a little bit. Oh well! I can still appreciate the food and the culture and here you have it: the drinks!
So as I understand it, Ouzo is usually chilled and then served in little shot-type glasses after dinner to sip on. Or it can be served with a splash of club soda. There are lots of other Ouzo drink ideas at the Visit Greece site, or on this Greek Reporter Newspaper, that explain that Ouzo “is more of an after food drink, rather than a drink to accompany your food.” It has an anise or black-licorice taste. You either love it or like it…and maybe even hate it (like my husband!), but if you like it even a little, you will certainly enjoy the Ouzito!
To make an Ouzo-Mojito, I made a mojito, but with Ouzo, and then added some strawberries, which tones down the licorice taste and makes it look really pretty and smell amazing: mint, strawberry, and licorice! It doesn’t get much better!
So here you are:
Ouzito: The Greek Mojito #SundaySupper
- 1 ounce simple syrup or 1 TBSP. sugar
- 3 fresh strawberries cut into pieces
- 5 fresh sprigs of mint
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 2 ounces ouzo
- 2 ounces club soda
In a shaker, place the mint, strawberries and simple syrup. Muddle gently, but don’t rip the mint or it will get weirdly bitter.
Add ice, the lime juice, the ouzo and shake a few times.
Pour all of it (don’t strain) into a highball or taller rocks glass.
Top with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig or sliced strawberry.
This makes one strong drink or you can split it and add more club soda for a toned-down version!
Please attribute this recipe: Show it came from hardlyagoddess.com
And here are the many, many awesome Greek Inspired Recipes to enjoy this week:
Greek Main Dishes:
Greek Side Dishes:
Plus Baked Shrimp with Feta plus More Greek Cuisine from Sunday Supper Movement
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