Rakomelo, or raki with honey, is a favorite drink amongst Cretans.
Rakomelo, raki with honey, is a favorite drink amongst Cretans made by combining pure Cretan raki -Tsikoudia (Greek raki) with Cretan thyme honey, cloves and cinnamon sticks. Rakomelo has a great sweet and full of spices taste and is widely enjoyed as an aperitif.
Rakomelo is usually enjoyed in the evenings, especially during winter, as it is an old remedy for soothing cold and flu symptoms. During the summer time it can be enjoyed iced as a sweeter version of the traditional tsikoudia.