|Greek frappé coffee||A foam-covered drink derived from spray-dried instant coffee that is consumed cold.|
|Wine||The most common drink in Greece. Legend claims that wine was invented on the island of Icaria.|
|Beer||Widely drunk; common brands include Vergina, Heineken, Amstel, Zeos, Mythos, Alfa Hellenic Lager, Fix, Henninger, and Kaiser, all of which are produced locally, some under license.|
|Mavrodafni||Sweet, liquor-style, red wine with higher alcohol percentage than normal.|
|Metaxa||A brand of sweet brandy, 40% alcohol content.|
|Ouzo||An 80-proof clear alcoholic beverage that is flavored with anise; it turns milky white with water or ice.|
|Retsina||A white wine that has some pine resin added, originally as a preservative, but nowadays for the flavor; this is a specialty of the Athens region. It should not be aged.|
|Tentura||A cinnamon flavored liquor from Patras.|
|Tsipouro or (esp. in Crete) tsikoudia/raki||Mostly home-brewed, a clear drink similar to ouzo, often with higher alcohol content, and usually not flavored with herbs. The city of Volos at the centre of Greece is well known for its Tsipouradika (literally: tsipouro places). In Thessaly tsipouro is always flavored with anise.|
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