Raki - The National Drink of Turkey
When you think of Turkey, plenty of things spring to mind. The great spires and bazaars of Istanbul, the grand harbours of sunny Antalya, the great accomplishments shaped by the Ottoman Empire and the wholesome flavours of baklava and other Turkish delights – no pun intended.
One thing many visitors have come to love is raki, which is considered the beverage of choice both here in Turkey and the heartlands of Greece. With its aniseed flavour and hefty alcohol content, together with a distinctive means of being served, raki has become a cultural treasure enjoyed everywhere, from Bodrum to Dalaman. It’s also growing in popularity all over the world, but take it from us – it tastes better in Turkey. So, we suggest you drink raki as it was meant to be tasted, like you would with Turkish coffee.
How best to savour the flavour of this tasty tipple? Take our advice, and you’ll be sipping with the best of them in no time. Just make sure you enjoy raki responsibly.