It comes to us from neighboring Italy and is one of our favorite drinks that we can serve all hours… after food, or for a treat even in the evening for relaxation!
Our ingredients are simply… sugar, lemons… and Cretan raki
So we will need
- 15-20 organic lemons
- 1.5 liter Cretan raki or vodka
- 650 g sugar
- 650 g of water
- Wash our lemons, wipe them carefully and remove the outer rind of the lemon with a peeler or a sharp knife. We do not put white in because our drink will be bitter. (We can make white Jams)
- Take a large jar with a large opening and place the peels inside and pour the raki (or vodka) on top and close the lid. Place our jar in a shady place for 15-20 days.
- Then after 20 days we put the sugar and water in our pot and let them boil for 5 minutes. When it cools, we throw it in our jar and leave it for another 5-10 days. Then we take the jar, strain it very carefully with a tulip or if you do not have a coffee filter and put it in your bottles.
We serve it plain or with crushed ice… good enjoyment !!!