GEEKS Vs RAKI
Recently we visited Cazbar in Baltimore and had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was great!
What I wasn’t expecting was that I was walking into my first drinking challenge outside of a bar. My drinking challenges in the past all happened at local bars, including a night where I drank 6 tall Flaming Doctor Peppers in less than a minute. It was a sight to behold. I’ve never backed down from a drinking challenge. This night I was introduced to RAKI aka Lions Blood.
So what makes drinking RAKI a drinking challenge? Well, it is 45% alcohol and it is served straight with water to dilute the alcohol. Needless to say, I passed with flying colors. Compared to drinking moonshine, RAKI was an easy day. They should really change the name to Lion Sweat.
Raki is an unsweetened, occasionally (depending on area of production) anise-flavored, alcoholic drink that is popular in Albania, Greece (where it is distinctly different and comes as an unflavoured distillate, unlike its Turkish counterpart), Iran, Turkic countries, and in the Balkan countries as an apéritif. It is often served with seafood or meze. It is comparable to several other alcoholic beveragesavailable around the Mediterranean and the Middle East, e.g. pastis, ouzo, sambuca, arak, Aragh Sagi and aguardiente. In Turkey, it is considered a national drink. – Wikipedia