Baltimore cocktails [Pictures]
b's weekly cocktail feature offers recipes and the stories behind the drinks. Mix things up next time you go out with these innovative cocktails.
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Yeni Raki, Cazbar( Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun / February 15, 2012 )
How to make a Aslan Sütü (Lion's Milk)
2 oz. glass of Yeni Raki
1 glass of ice-cold water
Mix the water into the raki to your desired potency.
The Turkish anise drink is called raki and at Cazbar in Downtown they sell a popular brand called Yeni Raki. Cazbar's owner Haluk Kantar summarizes the drink by using Yeni Raki's slogan: "Raki is the answer; I don't remember the question." The unofficial drink of Turkey, raki is made similarly to grappa, the traditional Italian brandy, in that it is made from grapes. But unlike grappa, it is then infused with herbs to give it raki's distinctive taste.
Read more about the cocktail here.