"Tentoura Kastro" is the exclusive liqueur of Patras, Greece. According to the tradition, its origins date back to the 15th century, during the Venetian Era, while its name originates from latin "tinctura" meaning tincture, extract.
The people of Patras used to refer to Tentoura as "moshovolithra" (fragnant, sweet-smelling) due to its intense aroma. It owes its taste, aroma and colour to spice extracts, especially cinammon and clove, but also nutmeg, citron and more.
Tentoura is an all-occasions drink - after a good meal as a digestive liqueur, in a café or bar as a long drink, neat, with soda or tonic water - but it is ideally served cold in small glasses, with a bit of cream and cinammon.