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I've Got One Hell Of A Raki Hangover This Morning...

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#1 Laid Back Lil

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 05:51 PM

Last night we had friends over for a meal as we probably wont see them again before we fly off to Crete in a couple of weeks time. They brought the wine and I cooked. I made a lovely Greek salad, but added sun dried tomatoes, dips, pesto and olive bread (bought this!) Then I made little aubergine parcels filled with smoked salmon fillet and goats cheese and fried in olive oil. The two chaps don't like aubergines and so I had a go at making my own dolomades (with a difference). I boiled large green cabbage leaves and stuffed them with chicken breast and goats cheese and fried them along side our fish parcels. Then I cooked prawn saganaki (with a large dash of ouzo) which was delicious. Of course while I was doing all this the wine was flowing freely (down my throat). After dinner we opened a bottle of Raki and drank into the early hours of this morning..... it's now quarter to five in the afternoon and my head has almost stopped banging, I say almost, not quite yet! I've just managed to have a milky coffee and a few paracetamols.... but hey - it was a great night and now I can't wait for 17th to get back out to our house. When we went to Crete in May we sampled honeyed raki -which was much smoother. I didn't see it in the shops though (mind you I didn't have that much time). Can anyone tell me where I can buy it (near to Kokkino Chorio/Kalives). Second cup of coffee coming up.

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 07:33 PM

First of all.Next time you have a hangover with raki...have a raki shot.The pain goes away.at least for me it works.!Don't have a second one though,you'll get drunk again!!
I wish I could help you about the raki/honey thing,but the only place I know at in my village..it's homemade and delicious...hmmmm...I'm gonna have one right now! :D

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Posted 30 June 2007 - 11:35 PM

It all sounds lovely Lil, last time I sampled raki I had a really bad hangover but I was told also to have another shot and it worked for me as I just kept going till I was drunk again !!!! Not going to mention the next day tho!

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:18 PM

Lil, the problem is,you had wine first!
My wife fell for that a couple of years back.
Raki is wonderful,but DONT mix it!!

:D Lil,the honeyed raki is easilly available in Rethymno.There is a shop that sells only raki and cretan products.
I bought some of the honeyed stuff 3 year back,(you get to taste it for free in the shop)but found it didnt taste so good when you got home,so I still have most of it.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:42 AM

Honeyed raki? You could try the cheese/honey shop next to 'The Vrisses Way' snack bar in Vrisses.If you go into Vrisses from the West, turn left at the main Rethymnon/Hors Sfakion junction and you will see the shop on your right.