Raki is anise flavored alcoholic beverage from Turkey similar to the Greek Ouzo, and Arabic Arak, but is less sweet and therefore tastes better. In Turkey it is common to call Raki as Lion’s milk. (Aslan Sütü). It is almost 60 million liters of rakı being drunk in Turkey each year, mostly with meals like Turkish Kebap & Seafood. (Where a European or North American will sip wine with a meal, most Turks will sip rakı.)
From transparent, rakı turns white when mixed with water. First add rakı, then water slowly and continue by adding a couple of ice cubes. Water that is added to rakı should be limeless, soft, chlorine free and natural spring water, if possible.