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
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.
This stuff is not to be missed. It was a HUGE HIT when I visited Turkey :)
It is included in wine kind of thing, right?
Actually no, it's offered straight up, in water.
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.
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