Amorgos Local Products

Psimeni raki

Psimeni raki Amorgos GreecePsimeni raki is a local homemade liquor with flavour of honey, cinnemon and clove, made since ancient times on Amorgos. The recipe is simple but difference a lot from place to place. Psimeni raki is offered as an apperitif or a digestive at celebrations, homes and taverns, also served when you visit the monastery of Hozoviotissa. You can buy Psimeni raki in a lot of places on Amorgos.
Many confuse Psimeni Raki with Rakomelo, although they have similar ingredients they are totally different drinks, see below for Rakomelo.

July 26 the yearly festival of Psimeni raki is held in Katapola.

Psimeni raki festival in Katapola

How to make Amorgian Psimeni raki


Rakomelo AmorgosRakomelo is a local Greek alcoholic drink combining raki or tsikoudia with honey (meli) and several spices, such as cinnamon and clove or other regional herbs. Because of its two key ingredients, raki and honey, rakomelo is digestive and it’s traditionally used by many Greeks as a practical remedy when people suffer from sore throat and coughing.
Rakomelo can be found as a bottled mixed drink in liquor stores, ready to be served.

Many confuse Rakomelo with Psimeni Raki, although they have similar ingredients they are totally different drinks, for Psimeni raki see above.

250 ml raki
3 tabelspoons honey
1 cinnamon stick
clove (should be one for every glass)

How to
1. Boil all the ingredients together just until it should start to boil, be careful because if it starts to boil it catch fire.
2. Serve hot in glasses with 1 clove in each