Zero to Hero (Ouzito) Cocktail

With two shots of ouzo, this light and breezy cocktail will take you from Zero to Hero

I want to get something straight right off the bat: I’m not even really an ouzo fan I love this cocktail. I did not reinvent the wheel here. Ouzo, which tastes like black licorice (stay with me!), is extremely popular in Greece so I was determined to include it in my cocktail for Disney Dinners: Hercules.

Strawberry Ouzito | Greek Cocktail

The ouzito is a very popular cocktail in Greece and the recipe is pretty standard across the board: simply syrup, strawberries, mint, lime juice, ouzo, club soda. It’s fizzy, it’s refreshing, and it’s actually pretty good for you as far as cocktails go! One reason ouzo is so popular in Greece is due to the fact that it’s a digestive, meaning a shot of ouzo aids with digestion.

Strawberry Ouzito | Greek Cocktail

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For Olympus’ sake, do not make this cocktail if you can’t find good, juicy summer strawberries. It won’t be the same. Much of the liquid comes from fresh strawberry juice. Between that, the mint, and the ouzo, this cocktail will have you feeling good in more way than one! None of my guests were fans of ouzo or black licorice and this cocktail got rave reviews. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Strawberry Ouzito | Greek Cocktail

Zero to Hero
Serves 1
1 ounce simple syrup
3 fresh strawberries cut into pieces
3 fresh sprigs of mint
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces ouzo
2 ounces club soda 
Strawberry, mint for garnish

  1. Muddle strawberries with simply syrup and mint in a cocktail shaker until strawberries are more juice than berry. Add lime juice and ouzo and shake with about a cup of ice.
  2. Pour drink over ice in a short glass. Top with club soda. Add a whole strawberry and mint spring for garnish.

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