Ouzo

A soft, clean take on a classic anise liqueur. Crafted in copper pot stills in Massachusetts, our Ouzo is made using star anise, anise seed, and licorice root. The combination of these three botanicals produces a well balanced spirit that is best enjoyed straight.

History
Ouzo is an anise-flavored Mediterranean spirit that was first commercially distilled in Greece in 1856. It’s most commonly enjoyed and made in Greece and is an important component to celebrating Greek culture today.

How to Drink Ouzo
Ouzo is customarily served neat (without ice) in a tall, skinny highball glass called a “kanonakia” glass in Greek. You might add iced water to dilute it, which will cause it to turn into a milky-white color (also known as the “ouzo effect”).

Ouzo is typically consumed in the late afternoon or early evening as a sipper with some food. Though many would scoff at the idea of Ouzo being mixed with anything but water, we’ve whipped up a few cocktail recipes at home for you to try if you’re feeling adventurous.

Where to find it
Purchase bottles through our online shop or look for it at one of the many liquor stores we partner with throughout Massachusetts. Orders placed through our online shop can be picked up anytime within regular business hours. Unfortunately we’re unable to ship spirits at this time.

Cocktail Recipes
Let’s Drink!

The Cat’s Pajamas
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Ouzo
• 1oz Lemon
• 1oz Honey Syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a star anise.

Good & Plenty
• 1oz Short Path Distillery Ouzo
• 1oz Short Path Distillery Triple Sec
• 1oz Orange Juice
• 1/2oz Grenadine

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange slice.

Ouzo Spritz
• 2oz Short Path Distillery Ouzo
• 1/2oz Lemon
• 1/2oz Simple Syrup
• 4 Mint Leaves
• Fever Tree Club Soda

Add Ouzo, lemon, simple syrup, and mint into a shaker tin filled with ice and shake. Strain into a Collins glass, top with club soda, and stir to incorporate ingredients. Garnish with a mint bouquet. Cheers!

Availability: Year-round
Volume: 375ml and 750ml
ABV: 45%
Proof: 90
Bird: Glossy Ibis

 

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