Phil and Anastasia Broikos are the founders of OPA! Originals, Creators of the World's First Ouzon Soda
OUZON (pronounced “OO-zone”) soda is a premium all-natural sparkling beverage based on the flavor profile of ouzo, the unofficial national liqueur of Greece. The proprietary syrup for OUZON is meticulously handcrafted using pure cane sugar, and is infused with certified organic star anise to impart subtle notes of licorice. Much of Greek cuisine is flavorful, aromatic and universally popular outside of Greece. But never before has there been an all-natural soda inspired by the traditional palate of Greek cuisine. If you are thirsty for something different, OUZON soda is delicious, refreshing and simply unique.
Soon after OUZON debuted, mentions in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Specialty Food magazine followed. OUZON received high honors when it was awarded the Bronze BevStar Award for best carbonated soft drink by Beverage World magazine.