Raki from Turkey: an alcoholic drink produced by distilling fruits like grapes, fig, plum etc. with ethyl alcohol

Raki from Turkey: an alcoholic drink produced by distilling fruits like grapes, fig, plum etc. with ethyl alcohol

December 20,2010

Rakı is an alcoholic drink produced by distilling fruits like grapes, fig, plum etc. with ethyl alcohol. It is also known as aslan sütü (lion’s milk) in public.

Rakı is drunk in the evening with a few mezes. It is a popular belief that rakı is served with main course such as balık (fish) or kebab but actually it is a cocktail drink consumed with mezes and a nice chat. Most rakı experts say that rakı isn’t drunk with ice, but cold water if you prefer it cold.

Rakı bottles

20′lik 20 cl. raki bottle
35’lik 35 cl. rakı bottle, küçük rakı (small bottle of rakı)
50′lik 50 cl. rakı bottle
70’lik 70 cl. rakı bottle, büyük rakı (big bottle of rakı)
100’lük 100 cl. raki bottle
Rakı is produced by four companies in Turkey:
• Mey İçki Sanayi produces Yeni Rakı, Kulüp Rakısı, Tekirdağ Rakısı, Tekirdağ Altın Seri, Altınbaş Rakı, Yekta Rakı, İzmir Rakısı, İzmir Sakız Rakısı, Mest Misket ve Mest Sultaniye.
• Elda A.Ş. produces Efe Rakı, Efe Yaş Üzüm Rakısı, Çilingir Rakı, Sarı Zeybek.
• Burgaz Alkollü İçkiler A.Ş. produces Burgaz Rakı, Ata Rakı, Rakı Turka, Burgaz Yaş Üzüm Rakısı.
• Tariş-Tat produces Mercan Rakı, Fasıl Rakı.

Experts say… “All the meyhanes are the faculties of the Rakı University. Yakup, Refik, Sefa are good faculties.” Vefa Zat “Rakı isn’t for fondip (An expression said when drinking spirits meaning “drink it all, in a flash, trice, see the end of glass) and isn’t drunk with meat such as salami, sausage, ham etc.” Deniz Gürsoy “The best rakı mezes are (feta) cheese and melon.” Ömer Nida

Did you know Rakı comes from the Arabic word arak (sweat)?

Turkish Şerefe! Cheers (To honour) aslan sütü lion’s milk 70’lik big rakı bottle 35’lik small rakı bottle ehlikeyf a pleasure-loving person; a copper container used to keep rakı glass cold

Source: http://www.istanbul-pedia.com/learn-get-to-know-things-language-turkish-istanbul/drink-in-istanbul/raki-lions-milk-aslan-sut/

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