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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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It may be stretching it a bit to call this simple drink a recipe, but raki (and its Greek counterpart ouzo) is so essential to the enjoyment of barbecue in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, I’d feel remiss if I didn’t include it. Raki is a strong, clear, anise-flavored spirit. By some mysterious chemical reaction, it turns milky white the moment you add water.