Ideal size shot glass for drinking ouzo; depicting Greek style island.
The key to drinking ouzo is to eat snacks known as mezedes. These keep the effects of the alcohol from overwhelming you and enable you to sit and drink slowly for hours in a profoundly calm state of mind. The mezedes can be anything from a salad, stewed meat and vegetables, beans, sweetbreads, meatballs, cheese, sausage or fried fish.
If you are a first time Ouzo drinker, we suggest that you add water so that it becomes mellower and its taste is softened. By adding ice you can make it the perfect refreshing drink.
Eat and drink slowly and enjoy the journey.