Intro: Ouzo Cocktails
I love Crete and recently visited there, that inspired me to upload a guide of how to make the Ouzo and lemon cocktail and the White Ouzo cocktail (which I learned from a bartender in my hotel).
Step 1: Watch Video
Step 2: Ingredients
For these cocktails you will need:
1 cup measuring cup.
Step 3: Ouzo With Lemon
Start by squeezing the juice f 1 lemon into the shaker, then, add 1 cup of water and 2 teaspoons of sugar.
Pour 60 ml of Ouzo. (2 oz). Fill shaker with ice, shake well, pour into a glass and garnish with lemon.
Step 4: White Ouzo
Into a drinking glass, pour some Ouzo, than add 1 ice cube and pour a small amount of water while watching the Ouzo turns white.
** Now for some science- the reason the Ouzo turns white is that anethole (the essential oil of anise) is completely soluble in alcohol at approximately 38% and above. Adding the water lowers the alcohol percentage thus preventing the anethol from completely dissolving and creating an emulsion that has the anethol color.