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Tsipouro is served in small cups or glasses, neat and cool. It's usually enjoyed as an aperitif, a digestive and an accompaniment to heavy and spicy "meze" snacks (cheese, sausages etc). Tsipouro is a distillate entirely produced from grapes. The base of the drink is the pomace (skins, pips, stalks), which is left to ferment for a month for its sugars to turn into alcohol. Then the mixture is twice distilled in copper stills with the addition of various flavors (anise, fennel etc.) in quantities and proportions that are usually a secret of each producer. However there can also be found varieties of plain tsipouro without any other admixture. The distillation is divided into 3 parts: the first is called “head“, the second “heart“ and the third “queue“.