As a popular alcoholic national drink of Turkey, raki cannot be missing from Turkish celebrations, be it a cozy meal with friends at home, a big party or an evening in a restaurant. Raki is made for about 300 years in Anatolia from anise, white granulated sugar and soft spring water. (automated translation) Tasting notes: The taste of raki depends mainly on the quality of the grapes used and the anise. Since anise dissolves completely in the alcohol, it is invisible in the raki but still clearly smellable and tasty. The white cloudiness - which has also earned the raki the name lion's milk - occurs when water is added to raki.