Recent Topics
Ichiro Suzuki retiring from baseball.
by PimTac. 03/22/19 12:40 PM
91 Caprice door wont fully latch...
by columnshift. 03/22/19 12:30 PM
Denso Platinum TT for 2004 Corolla?
by zorobabel. 03/22/19 11:16 AM
What should I run in the 09 rabbit trans
by ram_man. 03/22/19 10:32 AM
Chevy express van for towing
by Fitter30. 03/22/19 10:24 AM
Mobil 1 Filter Clearance - Wal Mart
by sdude2k2000. 03/22/19 10:01 AM
STP VI trans fluid
by acme. 03/22/19 09:37 AM
Increased oil capacity = lower pil temps ?
by SavagePatch. 03/22/19 09:15 AM
2007 Corolla - P0441 and P0455 codes
by Bama. 03/22/19 08:44 AM
Oldmoparguy1
by cjcride. 03/22/19 08:23 AM
Check engine light
by rtrdad. 03/22/19 08:21 AM
Super Tech 5W30 Synthetic With GDI Engine ?
by ChrisD46. 03/22/19 07:00 AM
Venol A.M.G brand
by headoff93. 03/22/19 05:51 AM
Anyone use this oil?
by lawnguy. 03/22/19 05:47 AM
Amalie Elixir Full Synthetic ?
by lawnguy. 03/22/19 02:23 AM
All 2's tomorrow or Saturday
by Marco620. 03/22/19 01:28 AM
Mobil 1 0W-16
by The Critic. 03/22/19 01:06 AM
2007 Escape - TCC solenoid?
by Burks21. 03/21/19 11:52 PM
Ac Delco oil on Rockauto
by WiskyBadger. 03/21/19 11:09 PM
Newest Members
Anton93, FrancescoO, russrie, scottjeffrey, Mowata
67582 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
104 registered members (Alfred_B, aquariuscsm, ArrestMeRedZ, acme, 69Torino, allgm59, 8 invisible), 2,054 guests, and 62 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics286,236
Posts4,904,936
Members67,582
Most Online2,967
Mar 10th, 2019
Donate to BITOG
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
grabbed a bottle of Ouzo #4444839
06/29/17 11:26 AM
06/29/17 11:26 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline OP
CincyDavid  Offline OP

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
Cincinnati has LOTS of Greek families, and one of the traditions that SOME of them practice is passing around shots of Ouzo at graveside services as a toast to the deceased. I work in the cemetery and can't partake on the job, but I finally bought a bottle for home consumption.

WOW. It tastes like black licorice on steroids. Apparently it's properly referred to as anise.

Anyway, I think I prefer it neat, but on the rocks is OK too, although the cloudiness when water or ice is added makes it look like alza-seltzer.

Not necessarily something I'd drink every day, but I do like it.


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444870
06/29/17 11:49 AM
06/29/17 11:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,947
Ohio
L_Sludger Offline
L_Sludger  Offline

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,947
Ohio
Sounds like heartburn in a bottle. Wish I was younger! Thanks for the thread cheers


too many cars and oil combinations to list in 150 characters or less
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444889
06/29/17 12:01 PM
06/29/17 12:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 100
Greece
Panos Offline
Panos  Offline

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 100
Greece
The hangover from this stuff is just awful. Gives me a lot of dizziness and some headache to the point the enjoyment is gone. For this reason I don't drink it anymore.I prefer tsipouro or tsikoudia (in Crete) or raki (same thing Turkish name).no dizziness or headache at all even if you drink to the point of fainting!ouzo has a lot of additives in it and that's the reason it gets cloudy even with a hint of water. Cheers


Ford fiesta 1.6 mk6 Motul specific 913D/Motul Gear 300
Kawasaki ninja 250r Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w40
Honda cbr600f Pc41 Motul 7100 10w30
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444894
06/29/17 12:04 PM
06/29/17 12:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 42
Lebanon, Missouri
JParrott Offline
JParrott  Offline

Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 42
Lebanon, Missouri
We drank a good bit of this about 17 years ago when I was in Greece (Thessaloniki) for six weeks. I second the horrible hangover.

Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: Panos] #4444904
06/29/17 12:18 PM
06/29/17 12:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 635
Toronto
dgunay Offline
dgunay  Offline

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 635
Toronto
Originally Posted By: Panos
The hangover from this stuff is just awful. Gives me a lot of dizziness and some headache to the point the enjoyment is gone. For this reason I don't drink it anymore.I prefer tsipouro or tsikoudia (in Crete) or raki (same thing Turkish name).no dizziness or headache at all even if you drink to the point of fainting!ouzo has a lot of additives in it and that's the reason it gets cloudy even with a hint of water. Cheers


Kalispera!

Ouzo and Raki are not the same thing, and they taste slightly different. Usually Ouzo has more anise (for flavouring), whereas Raki has more spices/herbs in it.


2009 Acura CSX - PUP 0w20 / Fram XG7317 / Maxlife ATF
2018 Kawasaki Z650 - Motul 4T 5100 10w40 / OEM Oil Filter
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444917
06/29/17 12:31 PM
06/29/17 12:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 13,305
Canyon County Idaho
CT8 Offline
CT8  Offline

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 13,305
Canyon County Idaho
Over the rocks !!!


2015 Ford F150 2.7
2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444923
06/29/17 12:36 PM
06/29/17 12:36 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline OP
CincyDavid  Offline OP

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
I always tread gingerly with a new type of beverage until I get a handle on how I react to it. Drank about a gallon of water before I went to bed and felt just fine when the alarm went off at 5:45AM. I keep bottles of Fireball, Jagermeister and SchwartzHog in the bar freezer for parties and whatnot, but I generally stick with bourbon, either neat or rocks, largely because I know how much I can have and still feel like a human being in the morning.


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4444999
06/29/17 01:46 PM
06/29/17 01:46 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,151
America
Alfred_B Online content
Alfred_B  Online Content

Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,151
America
We used to drink it mixed with cold water on hot days. It has a cooling effect. It shouldn't be drunk so much that you get drunk. Enjoy a small glass of 40-60 ouzo-water before dinner as an aperitif.

It's not sambuca to be drunk neat.

Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4445013
06/29/17 02:02 PM
06/29/17 02:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 306
CO
TMoto Offline
TMoto  Offline

Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 306
CO
Yia sou!!

Ouzo is okay if you like the black licorice (anise) flavor. I've had tsipouro that was literally moonshine brought over from Greece. Yowza!! If you like brandy then you might like Metaxa and the more stars (7 vs 5), the better. I had something called Mastica (sp?) once that was real smooth and I liked it but it's impossible to find in the US, at least around here.

Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4445015
06/29/17 02:04 PM
06/29/17 02:04 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,011
Marshfield , MA
andyd Offline
andyd  Offline

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 8,011
Marshfield , MA
Anisette(Sambuca) is great in black coffee. Real Ouzo has wormwood in it like absinthe. Nasty buzz. I explore a new booze cautiously, a couple tablespoons neat. For a really terrible Greek drink, I recommend Metaxa 5 Star Brandy. The hangovers I get are debilitating enough so that I plan for them when I drink. Can't spend the time. I over serve myself only once a yr with my brothers. I budget a day house hanging when applying for vacation.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: dgunay] #4445023
06/29/17 02:10 PM
06/29/17 02:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 100
Greece
Panos Offline
Panos  Offline

Joined: Dec 2016
Posts: 100
Greece
Originally Posted By: dgunay
Originally Posted By: Panos
The hangover from this stuff is just awful. Gives me a lot of dizziness and some headache to the point the enjoyment is gone. For this reason I don't drink it anymore.I prefer tsipouro or tsikoudia (in Crete) or raki (same thing Turkish name).no dizziness or headache at all even if you drink to the point of fainting!ouzo has a lot of additives in it and that's the reason it gets cloudy even with a hint of water. Cheers


Kalispera!

Ouzo and Raki are not the same thing, and they taste slightly different. Usually Ouzo has more anise (for flavouring), whereas Raki has more spices/herbs in it.


greek raki tsikoudia or tsipouro are all pretty much plain alcohol from grapes, absolutely no herbs in it. There is however a version of tsipouro with glykaniso (liquorice) that tastes closely to ouzo


Ford fiesta 1.6 mk6 Motul specific 913D/Motul Gear 300
Kawasaki ninja 250r Shell Advance Ultra 4T 10w40
Honda cbr600f Pc41 Motul 7100 10w30
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4445026
06/29/17 02:14 PM
06/29/17 02:14 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,151
America
Alfred_B Online content
Alfred_B  Online Content

Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,151
America
sounds like our zivania stin Kypro

Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4445036
06/29/17 02:25 PM
06/29/17 02:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 163
Texas
Tdog02 Offline
Tdog02  Offline

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 163
Texas
Ouzo is good stuff! (in moderation of course)OOPAH


09 Venza 2.7 104k 5w-30 Magnatec
16 F150 2.7TT 52k 5w-30 Magnatec
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: CincyDavid] #4445069
06/29/17 02:58 PM
06/29/17 02:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
CincyDavid Offline OP
CincyDavid  Offline OP

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 827
Cincinnati, OH USA
They had the Panegyri Festival at St Nicholas-Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church recently, it's a huge event, and the weather wasn't beastly hot, for once. This event has been going on for maybe 35 years, and gets bigger every year.

http://holytrinity.oh.goarch.org/panegyri/event-info


06 Kia Sportage EX greenish gold(ugliest color ever)
11 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited HEMI Mineral Gray
14 Honda Accord LX metallic black
17 VW Jetta SE black
Re: grabbed a bottle of Ouzo [Re: andyd] #4445108
06/29/17 03:46 PM
06/29/17 03:46 PM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,500
Chicago,IL,USA
pandus13 Online content
pandus13  Online Content

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3,500
Chicago,IL,USA
Originally Posted By: andyd
Anisette(Sambuca) is great in black coffee. Real Ouzo has wormwood in it like absinthe. Nasty buzz. I explore a new booze cautiously, a couple tablespoons neat. For a really terrible Greek drink, I recommend Metaxa 5 Star Brandy. The hangovers I get are debilitating enough so that I plan for them when I drink. Can't spend the time. I over serve myself only once a yr with my brothers. I budget a day house hanging when applying for vacation.

May i recommend pickled cucumber juice or pickled cabbage juice (the version without vinegar, just salt, black pepper rounds and garlic gloves and water)

european brandy is an acquired taste....


16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™