Mastika

Mastika or mastiha is a liqueur seasoned with mastic, a resin with a slightly pine or cedar-like flavor gathered from the mastic tree, a small evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region.

Greece's Chios Mastiha Ouzo and Mastiha Liqueur

Local varietiesEdit

GreeceEdit

In Greece, mastiha (Greek: μαστίχα) or mastichato (Greek: μαστιχάτο) is a sweet liqueur produced with the mastika resin from the Greek island of Chios.

Greek mastika is made by distilling the mastika crystals.[citation needed] Sugar is typically added. It is a sweet liqueur that is typically consumed at the end of a meal. It has a distinctive flavor, reminiscent of pine and herbs. It is claimed to have medicinal properties and to aid digestion.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Difford, Simon. "Mastiha (AKA:Mastika, Masticha, Mastic, Mαστίχα". www.diffordsguide.com. Retrieved 29 December 2019.