What is a Greek poli?

What is a Greek poli?

polis, plural poleis, ancient Greek city-state. The small state in Greece originated probably from the natural divisions of the country by mountains and the sea and from the original local tribal (ethnic) and cult divisions.

How do you say Season’s Greetings in Greek?

hrO – nia po-LLA!

What’s the difference between ouzo and Sambuca?

The main difference between Ouzo and Sambuca is that the Ouzo is a anis drink and Sambuca is a Italian anise-flavoured liqueur. Its taste is similar to other anise liquors like pastis and sambuca. Other spirits of the region may or may not include anise: arak, rakı, and mastika.

Is Ouzo good for health?

The terpenes in ouzo have anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant activity protecting cells from disease. Similarly, ouzo has been known to alleviate symptoms of a cold or flu, treat tired muscles and aching joints, and alleviate trouble sleeping.

Do you drink ouzo before or after dinner?

6. Don’t drink ouzo as an aperitif (before dinner), a digestif (after dinner), or during dinner. The taste doesn’t complement traditional Greek entrees. With meals, the Greeks drink either wine, beer, or soft drinks, and always, bottled table water.

What is the alcohol content of ouzo?

Containing 43–45% alcohol, it has a hot taste not unlike that of brandy and is usually made from grapes.

Should ouzo be refrigerated?

It’s a very strong drink, so always drink it with a bit of food. Instead of refrigerating ouzo, pour it over a couple of ice cubes in a small glass. If you’re not a fan of ice cubes, you can substitute a splash of ice cold water. Drinking ouzo is meant to be a relaxing experience.

Why does ouzo turn white with water?

When the water is poured into the ouzo, it goes cloudy. The more cloudy, the better the ouzo is said to be. The white stuff is a precipitate that comes out of solution when the water is added. Ouzo is made by taking neat alcohol and flavouring it with aniseed and other aromatic herbs.

What type of drink is Sambuca?

Sambuca is a colourless liqueur made from anise and has its origin in Italy. The liqueur contains distillates of green anise and star anise. Sambuca has high sugar content (350 g/litre) and an alcohol content of 38 percent by volume. Popular as a digestif, Sambuca is preferably enjoyed “con la mosca – with fly”!

Does water activate alcohol?

“Since the body isn’t actually getting dehydrated, drinking water alongside alcohol has absolutely no effect on whether or not you end up with a hangover.”