Greece is mainly known for its music and food, which includes alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Browse through this article and explore some non-alcoholic Greek beverages recipe.

Non Alcoholic Greek Drinks

A beautiful country situated in southeastern Europe, Greece has Aegean Sea lying to its east and south, while the Ionian Sea falls on its west. A truly unforgettable country, it is known for its soul-touching music, lip-smacking food and beverages and the witty sense of humor of the Greeks. Talking about the culinary extravaganza in Greece, how can one forget the range of alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages that it offers? The Greeks drink to have fun and enjoy, not to get drunk. In fact, you'll hardly ever find a Greek totally drunk. Go through the following lines to know more about non-alcoholic Greek drinks and explore their recipes as well.
Non Alcoholic Greek Beverages Recipe
Frappe (Greek Iced Coffee)
  • 1 ½ to 3 tsp Instant Coffee
  • 2/3 cup Water
  • 2 to 3 tsp Sugar (optional)
  • ¼ cup Milk (optional)
  • 2 to 3 Ice Cubes (optional)
  • Put coffee, sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of water in a cocktail shaker or blender. Blend well to form a thick and frothy form.
  • Now, pour the foam in a tall serving glass and stir in the remaining water.
  • Add in sugar, milk and ice cubes, if desired. Use a straw to drink. 
The Greek Lantern
  • 1 cup (packed) Parsley Sprigs
  • ½ tsp Lime Zest, grated
  • 1 cup Cold Water
  • ½ cup Fresh Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 (10 ounce) bottle Club Soda 
  • Blend all the ingredients, except club soda, in a blender, for about one minute.
  • Take a large glass measure and strain the preparation through a fine-mesh sieve.
  • Put ice into tall glasses and pour the prepared drink.
  • Top with club soda and serve. 
The Best Café au Lait
  • 4½ cups Whole Milk
  • 4½ cups Freshly Brewed Strong Coffee or Espresso
  • Condiments: Ground Cinnamon, Vanilla Beans, Sugar, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Honey, Strips of Orange and Lemon Zest 
  • Pour milk in a medium pan and heat over low heat, until bubbles start forming around the edges.
  • Use a whisk to form frothy bubbles.
  • Combine coffee and milk in an insulated coffee carafe.
  • Pour into glasses and serve with condiments. 
  • 2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to Taste  
  • In a blender, combine together yogurt and water.
  • Add salt and blend once again, until very foamy on top.
  • Pour into a glass that is quarter-filled with ice and serve. 
Greek Coffee
  • 800 ml Water
  • 60 gm (1/4cup) White Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Greek Coffee  
  • Get a briki (Greek coffee pot) or a small saucepan and put water in it.
  • Place the briki/ saucepan over low heat.
  • Add sugar and coffee and heat, until coffee boils (rises to the surface).
  • Remove the briki/ saucepan from fire and pour coffee into serving cups.
  • Serve immediately. 
Vyssinatha (Sour Cherry Cordial)
  • 1 tsp Sour Cherry Syrup
  • 5 ounces Ice Water
  • Ice Cubes 
  • Take a glass and put water in it.
  • Add syrup to the water and stir well.
  • Finally, add ice and enjoy the drink. 
Louisa (Greek Lemon Verbena Herbal Tea)
  • ½ ounce Dried Verbena Leaves
  • 1 quart Boiling Water
  • Place the leaves in a teapot and add boiling water.
  • Steep the mixture for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid and either serve with honey or sugar or enjoy it plain.
Sage Tea (Meramieh)
  • 2 tsp Loose Black Tea
  • 8 dried Sage Leaves
  • Sugar, for serving
  • Boil 6 cups of water in a medium saucepan.
  • Remove the pan from heat, and add the tea and sage leaves. Cover the pan immediately.
  • Allow the tea to steep for about 10 minutes, by wrapping a towel around the pan.
  • Strain the liquid into teacups and serve hot, with a bowl of sugar on the side.
Greek Mountain Tea
  • 1/2 ounce Dried Tea Leaves and Flowers
  • 1 quart Boiling Water
  • Sugar/ Honey, to taste 
  • Put the tea leaves and flowers in a cup.
  • Pour boiling water over the tea.
  • Let the tea steep for 8-10 minutes.
  • Strain the tea, add honey or sugar and serve.

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