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Arak Razzouk

Lebanon

Historians and researchers widely attribute the discovery of distillation to Arab alchemists in the 13th century. Fast forward to 1918, when itinerant dealers scored the streets of the Lebanese Capital and refilled customers’ jars, as was the tradition at the time. Arak Razzouk Distillery distinguished itself as the first company to bottle Arak under a brand name and sell it to the public. This history was eternalized in a motto that to this day embodies this brand’s Middle Eastern character: “The Prince of the Souk is Arak Razzouk.”

An anise-based spirit from Lebanon distilled from grape juice with fresh aniseeds, imparting its distinctive fresh flavor. Serve cool but not cold, and watch it turn milky white with the addition of water in a 30/70 or 50/50 ratio.