Cypriot Drinks: 18 Best Cypriot Beverages And Non Alcoholic Drinks In Cyprus

Last updated on September 3rd, 2021 at 11:46 pm

We will write about Cypriot drinks with the best 18 best Cypriot beverages. There are also non alcoholic drinks in Cyprus like Ayran, coffee and coconut water that are a must to try in Cyprus. Read here best Cyprus sim card for touristCyprus travel tips, best Cypriot food, vegetarian food in Cyprus, the most Instagrammable places in Cyprus, how to get from Larnaca airport to city center and Larnaca airport to Ayia Napa.

Apart from what to drink in Cyprus the prices on average a coffee and tea can cost €1-2, a beer and wine €3-4 depending how fancy is the bar and the restaurant in Cyprus.

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CYPRIOT DRINKS: 18 BEST CYPRIOT BEVERAGES AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS IN CYPRUS

1. OUZO

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Ouzo is the most popular drink in the list of Cypriot drinks. Ouzo is a dry anise-flavoured aperitif. Ouzo is created from distilled and flavored rectified spirits . The taste of the Ouzo can be similar to other anise liquors like rakı, arak, pastis and sambuca.

2. ZIVANIA

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Zivana is a pomace brandy made from grape, pomace and dry wine and it has an alcoholic content with a light aroma of raisins. Zivana is so delicious.

3. FILFAR

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Filfar is the traditional Cypriot liquor with an orange or mandarin flavor. Some brands are offering other flavors like lemon. Cypriot Mandarins are well known as the Mandarins of the Arakapas and this liquor is all done by hand which can take up to three months.

4. OUZINI

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Ouzini is made with combining Ouzo with oranges and bitter flavors. Ouzini is a popular of the drinks in Cyprus a summer cocktail. Ouzini was officially created to encourage more restaurants to share authentic Cypriot cuisine.

5. BRANDY SOUR

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The Cypriot Brandy sour is considered the national Cypriot drink or cocktail. The Cypriot brandy sour has a unique taste, with a mix of brandy and lemon flavors, which are two of the major exports of Cyprus.

6. COMMANDARIA 

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Commandaria is a Cyprus dessert wine called the King of the Wines. Commandaria is one of the oldest wine in the world. Commandaria is made of from sun-dried grapes of the varieties Xynisteri and Mavro. You can combine a cold glass with cheese or fruits.

7. RETSINA WINE

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Retsina wine is a delicious Greek white, resinated wine. A very unique and delicious wine, even the European Union itself treats the name “Retsina” as a protected name, and traditional for Greece and some southern parts of Cyprus.

8. KEO BEER

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KEO Beer is the most popular of the beers in Cyprus. KEO Beer is a lager with a delicious taste that you can’t miss especially if you are coming to the beach in Cyprus with warm weather.

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9. Rose Water

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Rose Water is common to have it as non alcoholic drinks in Cyprus but you can also find rose water mixed in cocktails. You can find rose water in bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

10. TURKISH COFFEE

Turkish Coffee is strong and unfiltered. Since Cyprus is so close to Turkey and you like coffee you will be able to enjoy Turkish coffee. Prices are around €1 in local coffee shops.

11. CYPRIOT COFFEE

Cypriot coffee or Cyprus coffee is very strong and never served with milk. You can order it sketo (which means plain coffee), metrio (which means one teaspoon of sugar), or glyki (with two teaspoons of sugar). Cypriot coffee is made from finely ground beans, the Cypriot coffee is brewed in its unique small long handled pot, the Mbiriki. My favorite one in the non alcoholic drinks in Cyprus.

12. COCONUT WATER

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Coconut water is so refreshing an healthy drink especially during the hot Mediterranean summers. Who can disagree? You will find around the beach in Cyprus.

13. CYPRIOT LEMONADE

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Cypriot Lemonade is a refreshing one in the list of non alcoholic drinks in Cyprus. Lime juice (or squeeze fresh lemon) with soda is so refreshing with sugar added. You will see local people having Lemonade in bars and restaurants.

14. AYRAN

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Ayran is a cold savory yoghurt that you can find in East Europe. You can have it anytime of the day for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. I loved Ayran when eating street food and prices are around €1-2.

15. Soumada

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Soumada is a traditional drink in Cyprus produced Crete. Soumada is a non-alcoholic almond-based beverage with syrup. Soumada is made with a mixture of fresh, locally-grown almonds, sugar and water simmered in sugar syrup.

16. Kefir

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Kefir is a refreshing and delicious drink to try in Cyprus. Kefir is made of goat’s milk and you can usually have with cereals, berries or other fruits. In my opinion a kefir cold glass is really fine without combining with anything.

17. TEA

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Tea in Cyprus is one of the most common non alcoholic drinks. People can drink hot tea with the desserts and sweets and also with the snacks. You will see locals in Cyprus drink tea any time. The most popular teas in Cyprus are: chamomile, ginger, mint and lemon.

18. Karu Pomelo Syrup

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Karu Pomelo Syrup is a refreshing and sweet drink to try in Cyprus. Karu Pomelo is usually served cold with ice in Cyprus in bars and restaurants.

WHERE TO STAY IN CYPRUS

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Cyprus. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €15, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. 

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Hope you liked our Cypriot drinks. What do you prefer beers in Cyprus, wine in Cyprus or non alcoholic drinks in Cyprus? Let us know in the comments below if we are missing something and your favorite Cypriot beverages.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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