Fun Cocktails To Try in Coolidge Corner

Greek cocktails offer a delightful fusion of flavors that reflect the beautiful Mediterranean country. From refreshing classics to modern cocktails, Bar Vlaha in Brookline, MA, captures the essence of Greece in just a glass. Keep reading below to learn more about some of our favorite Greek liquors and some good cocktails we have right here in Coolidge Corner. 

Common Greek Liquors

One of the most iconic Greek liquors is Ouzo. This spirit can be enjoyed neat or diluted with water, making it a milky white you may have seen before. The ouzo ritual is to drink, sipping slowly while enjoying meze. Mastiha is another famous Greek spirit made from the resinous sap of the Mastiha tree, also known as the Chios tree, found exclusively on the Greek island of Chios. When you pour a glass of Mastiha, you’ll immediately notice its captivating aroma. This aroma combines earthy and herbal notes with a hint of citrus that dances playfully on the nose. Another option is Tsipouro, a strong, unaged Greek brandy made by distilling leftover grape pomace after the winemaking process. 

Fun Cocktails to try at Bar Vlaha 

One of our ouzo options is titled “Back to My Roots” and includes Ketel One vodka, house golden beet ginger beer, and red beet ouzo. A good Mastiha option would be “Athenian Spritz,” with a delicious pomegranate Mastiha, Otto’s Athens vermouth, and a grapefruit soda. 

We have a couple of cocktails to try that contain Tsipouro. The first is the “Brandy Alexandros,” with caramelized banana Tsipouro, metaxa, pecans, white chocolate, and mezcal whisper. You can also try the unique “Rakomelo For 2,” with Tsipouro, fig, Greek forest honey, cinnamon, clove, and lemon, and it is served hot. For those looking for a more straightforward option, we serve Greek liquors straight up as well. 

Visit Bar Vlaha in Brookline, MA 

Greek cocktails invite you to savor the flavors of Greece right here in Brookline, MA. If you can’t visit Greece, visit Bar Vlaha and try one of these delicious cocktails listed above or one of our various Greek wine options. Make reservations today to save your spot. Cheers to every Greek cocktail’s intoxicating blend of history, culture, and hospitality. 

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