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boza

μπούζα

glasses of boza

A thick, sweet drink made from slightly fermented millet, popular in the Ottoman empire– the name comes from Persia– and known as the first soft drink of the Balkans. It was once sold by a bozatzis, who carried it in stamna (a clay vessel that kept the liquid cold) strapped to his back, and is still served here and there, sprinkled with cinammon, in northern Greece.

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by: William Neuheisel, Creative Commons License