Arak

Arak is a colorless, anise-flavored alcoholic Aperitif traditionally imbibed in Middle Eastern countries. Arak is typically made from grapes grown in Mediterranean climates, though dates, plums, figs, may also be used. After Arak grapevines have matured to a golden color – usually in late September or October – the grapes are harvested and stored in barrels for three weeks to ferment.