Mastiha Callicounis / Mastic Liqueur
Mastic Liqueur / Greece / 56 proof / 750 ml
Mastic is a beguiling flavor with a storied history. The sap of the mastic tree was used to make the first gum ever, and has been used to accent desserts and dishes from the Mediterranean through the Middle East. Wars have been fought over access to the most prized mastic sap- located on the Island of Chios in the Aegean Sea. The flavor is atonce pine like and minty, and as a liqueur, a great accent to almost any gin drink, including martinis. Diluted with ice and a little water, it also makes the perfect aperitif, and as a fun accent to drinks that will leave your friends asking "oooh! what's that?"