Drinking Lion’s Milk in Greece

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  The experience was one of the most disorienting I’ve ever had. The milk of the lion is also known as the ouzo effect - spontaneous emulsification if you want to get technical - and it’s caused by adding water to anise-infused alcohols, such as ouzo, raki, and absinth. Believe me, I’d never heard of it either before one hot May day in Athens. At 10 a.m., the temperature was 110° F, but ... Read Full Article