Greek Tempest

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

From LCBO's website. Because of its strong, distinctive anise flavour, ouzo rarely finds its way into a cocktail (younger Greek men mix it with cola, which spoils the flavour and the point).This drink is very good, however. Some people say the island of Corfu is the setting for Shakespeare’s dazzling late comedy, The Tempest. The orange liqueur called kumquat is that island’s specialty and a dash of it will give this cocktail a unique sense of place. Without kumquat, Cointreau or triple sec will do perfectly well. Using Metaxa brandy boosts the Hellenic character of this cocktail.

Top Review by Queen Dana

Whoa, this was potent! The anise flavor of the ouzo over powered the flavor of orange and even the brandy! Made for ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Just shake 1 oz brandy, 1⁄2 oz ouzo and a dash of triple sec in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice.
  2. Strain the drink into a Martini glass and garnish it with a twist of orange peel.

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