Rakomelo is served warm and is a local Greek alcoholic drink combining raki or tsikoudia with honey 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 someone suffers from a 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, you can also read about Psimeni Raki on this page.
250 ml raki
3 tabelspoons honey
1 cinnamon stick
clove (should be one for every glass)
- Put all the ingredients in a small pot and take it off the hob just before it starts to boil, be careful because if it starts to boil it catch fire.
- Serve hot in glasses with 1 clove in each