Similar to ouzo and pastis, arak is an anis-flavored, traditional libation in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern counties. Great as an aperitif or accompaniment to regional cuisine, this refreshingly unsweetened spirit is a particular treat in warm weather. Gantous & Abou Raad Arak is made with just three ingredients: grape spirit, aniseeds, and water. Therefore, the flavor and aroma is distinctively clean and bright. Thanks to the natural oils from the anise, a traditional serve of one part arak to two parts water will yield a lovely clouding effect.