Arak and Grapefruit

Arak and Grapefruit
Arak and Grapefruit
In parts of 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.Todd Coleman

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.

Arak and Grapefruit
This bracing blend of arak (a grape-derived, unsweetened, anise-flavored liquor) and fresh grapefruit juice is a popular cocktail in Tel Aviv.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. chilled fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. arak
  • 1 basil leaf, to garnish

Instructions

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