Pomegranate Liquer

By popular request. 

Roll on those cold Winter evenings! 


1200 g pomegranate seeds, 

6 cups of raki (or other suitable spirit)

4 cups of sugar

Optional: 3 cinnamon sticks, 5 or 6 cloves


Place the pomegranate seeds, the raki and the sugar into a saucepan.  Heat until the contents just begin to boil.  Add the cinnamon sticks and cloves.  Remove from the heat, cover and leave 24 hours.

The next day, strain and filter through fine mesh and bottle up.  It`s ready to enjoy.

Most Cretan recipes require larger quantities of sugar, which results in a thicker, more syrupy liquer  As a matter of preference, in this recipe, I reduced the sugar quantity by one cup.