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  • n  a Greek liquor flavored with anise

  • Before 1970, liquor stores used to stock tequila if they carried it at allon a back shelf alongside ouzo and grappa.
  • The character she plays, a kind of ouzo-and-sympathy doxy, is unsalvageable since joyous sweet-souled prostitutes are about as believable nowadays as jolly fat men.
  • They gathered in coffee houses and drank thick Turkish coffee and sipped their ouzo, as colorless and full of kick as corn likker.
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  • Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus
    The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, and it's still on the menu of the country's many psarotavernes, or fish taverns. On the islands, where the catch is often fresh, octopus is grilled over charcoal, seasoned with fresh lemon and served with ouzo. read more
    June 21, 2013 - Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Joe Biden in CBS News
    Jill and John are standing up on the tables, drinking Ouzo and dancing,said Biden, laughing. "I never trusted him after that!"
  • Bob Costas in San Francisco Chronicle
    To which, according to the Los Angeles Times, Costas replied, "All I can say is that after my sixth ouzo, my recollection of everything is kind of fuzzy."
  • Mark Philippoussis in Sydney Morning Herald
    If that doesn't get you pumped up then nothing will, right, a bit of Greek music,said Mark Philippoussis, his words dripping with irony. "I think also they have ouzo in the water bottles on the side of the court too."

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