The Traditional Tinos Drinks:
The Raki or Strofylia is the “national” drink of Tinos.
Prepared by tsamboura, the remainders from pressing the grapes, which are then pulped, placed in jars for fermentation and finally distilled in a cauldron.
The Tinian Raki has the characteristic aroma of fennel.
The Rakizio is a widespread custom and an occasion for feasting.
From Tinian highly reputed wines is Askathari and Aspropotamisio.
The Soumada is a non-alcoholic drink made from bitter almonds and is traditionally served at weddings.