- a spirituous liquor distilled from grain, grapes, plums, etc., in southeastern Europe and the Near East.
Origin of raki
Examples from the Web for raki
Contemporary Examples of raki
“My sales have dropped by 90 percent,” said Nurettin, the owner of a store filled with wine, beer, Raki and whisky.With New Turkish Liquor Ban, Raki Goes Underground
June 13, 2014
Historical Examples of raki
Raki is a colourless spirit, extracted from the skins of grapes after the wine-making.
These consisted of two little public-houses, one famous for its wine, the other for its raki.
The sole effect of the raki was to make him exceedingly devotional.
Moreover, I had heard of this raki of theirs, which is so much fire-water, and I didn't take their temperance very seriously.
Raki and mastic, the favourite beverages of this part of Europe, are drinkable: that is all that can be said for them.
- a strong spirit distilled in Turkey, the former Yugoslavia, etc, from grain, usually flavoured with aniseed or other aromatics