Arak and Grapefruit
On the beaches of Tel Aviv, and elsewhere in the Middle East, a bracing blend of arak (a grape-derived, unsweetened, anise-flavored liquor) and fresh grapefruit juice is a popular refresher. Arak can be found in the United States but is not always available; ouzo makes a fine substitute.
- 4 oz. chilled fresh grapefruit juice
- 2 oz. arak
- 1 basil leaf, to garnish
- Combine grapefruit juice and arak in a chilled cocktail glass. Fill with ice and garnish with basil leaf to serve.