Tsipouro is a potent alcoholic beverage, 45%% by volume, which is distilled in Greece from pomace (the residue of the wine press) traditionally served either hot or cold.
It is a variant of the more common liqueur ouzo, but unlike ouzo, it is most often made locally and in small batches.
It is usually served in shot glasses. Depending on the time of day, it can replace either coffee or wine.
Selecting and Buying
Popular brands include Idoniko and Tsilili.
Preparation and Use
A huge majority of tsipouro is made in Greece, from the must-residue of white grape wine presses.
Conserving and Storing
Tsipouro may be stored unopened at room temperature for months.