Arak the Casbah

Cocktail of the Month




Imbibers with a taste for the exotic will relish this quintessential cool-weather cocktail, made with arak, a refreshing Lebanese liquor with licorice and peppermint flavors. Paired with cardamom and cloves and mixed with red wine, it's an ideal fireside sip. From Holly Roberts, partner and beverage director of New York's Amalia.

 

 

4 cinnamon sticks

3 cups water

8 cardamom pods

8 cloves

4 whole allspice

1 cup artisanal arak anise-flavored distilled alcohol

4 cups dry red wine

 

 

Bring water to a boil. Add spices and continue to boil for 15 minutes. Strain water from spices.  Discard spices and allow water to cool. Add arak and red wine. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with a small cinnamon stick. Makes 6 servings.
 

More Online Exclusive articles:

 

Edit Module
Edit Module

Related Articles

New Year's Eve Made Simple

Six small plates and three decadent drinks that will satiate your guests, without cramping your cocktail-party style.

Three Delicious New Rhums

What you need to know about the other Caribbean spirit you should be drinking.

Simple Brandy Cocktail Recipe

Mix up this apple brandy-and-rum cocktail at home.

Top 50 Spirits of 2014

Standouts from the spirit realm.
Edit Module
Edit Module

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time. View an example of our newsletter.

Edit Module
Edit Module

Shop

Edit Module
>
Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit Module

Related Web Articles