Handmade Rakomelo | Saint George Cell – Mount Athos


Traditional Athonite Rakomelo, made of pure raw materials. It is prepared with the care of the monks. Combining tsikoudia or tsipouro with honey, it offers the human body the beneficial properties of both of these ingredients.
Net Weight: 250ml

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Athonite Rakomelo

Athonite Rakomelo is an alcoholic drink made in accordance with the authentic traditional Athonite recipe. It is prepared by combining tsikoudia or tsipouro with honey and various spices, such as cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and others. The process of fermentation of sugars for honey is used to prepare it.

Rakomelo, thanks to the two main ingredients from which it is made, tsikoudia and honey, offers the human body the beneficial benefits of both.

How is Athonite Rakomelo used?

Rakomelo is usually drunk hot. It is the best cure medicine after relieving sore throat and cough. It even works as an expectorant, opening the airways.

It can be drunk either by itself or added to winter drinks. A cup of Rakomelo in tea makes it tastier and more effective. However, Rakomelo can be served cold and consumed as an aperitif after a meal.

Tsikoudia: Strong but beneficial

Tsikoudia is produced by the process of single distillation from the straffles, the pressed grapes which remain forty days in barrels where the fermentation takes place.

Tsikoudia is particularly digestible, especially when it is consumed after a high fat meal. If it is consumed after it has warmed up, it offers immediate relief to the sore throat. In various forms of colds, it can work soothing to the throat.

Tsikoudia is a strong drink. Its alcoholic strength varies. It ranges from 42 to 58 alcoholic degrees (Vol%).

Honey: The important food

Honey has strong antioxidant and antibacterial effects. It protects the human body from gastrointestinal disorders and ulcers. It relieves sore throat and cough.

Thanks to the vitamins, amino acids, minerals, enzymes and trace elements it contains, honey is an ally for human health and longevity.

Origin: Koutloumousian Cell of Saint George – Mount Athos
Net Weight: 250ml

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Weight 0.442 kg