Arak and Grapefruit

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


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


Step 1

Combine grapefruit juice and arak in a chilled cocktail glass. Fill with ice and garnish with basil leaf to serve.

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