How to drink raki
August 13th, 2013
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It’s an old, all-purpose, prescription-free medicine for healing the heart and soothing the mind.

Nonetheless, you’re unlikely to find it in a pharmacy.

Meet raki - otherwise known as Lion’s Milk - the Turkish national drink made of twice-distilled grapes and aniseed.

Raki is serious business in Turkey. It’s the go-to spirit for celebrating a promotion or a birthday or for muting the pain of a job loss or the end of a relationship.

However, you can’t just drink Lion’s Milk anywhere, at any time, with anyone.

Read - How to drink raki: A crash course in Turkey’s signature drink

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  1. personal training Long Island

    I will try it as soon as i can. If it's that good why are we not drinking it in the states? This article is intriguing.

    January 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    This stuff is not to be missed. It was a HUGE HIT when I visited Turkey :)

    August 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • aylin

      It is included in wine kind of thing, right?

      August 16, 2013 at 1:45 am | Reply
  3. tedvailas

    This stuff is great. I had lots when I went to Greece with my wife. It's like ouzo but a little less sweet and stronger.

    August 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Reply

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