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Zivania

This Tresterbrand from the island Cyprus has been since 2004 origin protected and is considered a national drink. It dates from the 14th century when the island was under Venetian rule. The grape marc is made with high quality dry wines from the local grape varieties Mavro (Red and Xynisteri (white) mixed and distilled. The distillation takes place in a large kettle (Kazani). After that it has to mature for a long time. The colorless drink with mostly 45% vol alcohol content has an easy one raisin flavor, But there is also a red Zivania, which gets its color from the addition of cinnamon. In Cyprus, schnapps is particularly popular in mountain villages as a panacea for treating and disinfecting wounds, for massaging aching parts of the body, for relieving toothache or simply for warming up in cold seasons.

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