Greece's gift to summer drinking: Ouzo | travelling 2 Greece |
The anise-flavored aperitif (which, like Champagne in France, can only call itself "ouzo" if it comes from Greece) has a strong licorice taste and turns a delightful milky color in water. Its preparation is as simple as pouring it over ice — perfect for outdoor imbibing in Mediterranean climates like Los Angeles. Restaurants such as Petros in Manhattan Beach and Taverna Tony in Malibu serve it in fresh, beachy settings.