Tsipouro time

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It may be 11 in the morning, but it’s Tsipouro time. Taking shots of this unique 40% proof Greek drink, it seems, is the thing to do when the autumn sun burns gold over the sea, the olives are netted and the wine-making process is coming to an end, leaving a pomace of skins, pulp, seeds and stems. This is the prized waste product from which Tsipouro is born.

Tsipouro production is an alchemy that dates back to the Ottoman era, as do many of the steam-powered ‘pot still’ home distilleries, found across the Mani.


I uploaded a new video to Vine! Just a simple one showing the pretty shimmers in my Viniq drink. :)

Pokemon Frozen Cocktails

Eevee: Cake vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s, Chocolate eclair ice cream bar, chocolate syrup

Vaporeon: Rum, Malibu, Blue curacao, pineapple juice, Sprite

Jolteon: Tequila, Red bull, Margarita mix, Lemon juice, Sprite, Salt rim

Flareon: Fireball whiskey, Peach schnapps, Iced tea, Lemonade, Dash of strawberry syrup (for colour)

Espeon: Strawberry vodka, Hpnotiq Harmonie, Chambord, Cranberry juice, Sprite

Umbreon: Bourbon, Coke, Lemon juice, Orange juice

Glaceon: Rum, Blue curacao, peppermint schnapps, Lemonade, Soda water, Sugar rim

Leafeon: Tequila, Peach schnapps, Lime juice, Ginger ale, Mint, Honey, Drop of chocolate syrup

Sylveon: Cake vodka, Strawberry vodka, Bailey’s, Strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, Cream, Strawberry syrup