Ouzo is making a comeback at the Dayton Greek Festival this year

Bottle of Karonis ouzo.

Credit: Alan Benson

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Bottle of Karonis ouzo.

Credit: Alan Benson

Credit: Alan Benson

Opa! It's not really a party until someone breaks out the Ouzo, right?

That's why, after over 20 years, the popular liquor that's practically a staple of Greek culture is making a comeback at this year's event.

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Debra Pulos, Dayton Greek Festival marketing chair, said the festival dropped Ouzo several years ago, but people always ask for it.

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Father Joseph Gingrich of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church show you how to make Saganaki, flaming cheese.

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They don't want to offer Ouzo at full strength because, "People are not educated about the sipping of liquor."

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And thus, the intriguing Ouzo Slushie was born. The cocktails will be available for $7 and in two different flavors: lemon and cherry.

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It’ll be the perfect way to cool off, and celebrate, at this year’s event!

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Delicious food, history, dancing and more is coming up at the 57th annual Dayton Greek Festival, Sept. 11-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Delicious food, history, dancing and more is coming up at the 57th annual Dayton Greek Festival, Sept. 11-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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Delicious food, history, dancing and more is coming up at the 57th annual Dayton Greek Festival, Sept. 11-13. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

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