Rakomelo is exclusively produced from Tsipouro/Tsikoudia sweetened with honey. The aroma of honey is enriched with aromatic herbs and grains, such as cinnamon, clove, anise and many more. The mixture obtained is left to rest for a short period of time before bottling, so that its characteristics in terms of aroma and taste can blend together.
Depending on the sugar content, Rakomelo may be found as a spirit drink and/or liqueur.
Its minimum alcoholic strength by volume is 20% vol.
Its color is clear, with a shade of deep golden yellow to dark brown.
It is produced on the island of Crete and other islands of the Aegean Sea, as well as in the Greek mainland.
It is mainly consumed during wintertime though it is equally enjoyable cold as a digestif after a meal on the beach.