Ouzo drink of Lesvos island

Ouzo drink of Lesvos island

ouzo, lesvosFrom the ancient years until today, the human, trying to create drinks with alcohol, was using scented herbals, fruits, roots, flowers and seeds, at start with extract and fermentation, and later with distillation, with final purpose to feel enjoyment, relaxation and drunkenness.

However some distilled products showed and in the Arabian world, the Byzantine culture of Constantinople (Istanbul), the Greek element of Alexandria and Smirni.

The depositions of famous coppersmiths from Armenia and the Pont, who made nice decorated distilling vessels, confirmed the deep knowledge of distillation in all the Byzantine empire.

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