Arak is the staple liqueur of cultures throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Distilled from grapes that are indigenous to the region and flavored with aniseed, the popular drink has a distinct but subtle licorice flavor. The high alcohol content in some varieties, combined with the characteristic white color the liqueur turns when diluted with water (just the simple science of emulsion when the aniseed essential oil combines with water!), is how the drink earned its nickname: “The Milk of Lions.”
Cultures throughout the region covet the formulas for traditional arak, many preferring to distill their own arak at home over commercial brands. At Miami Arak, we bring those timeless formulas to our locally-owned distillery where we still make Original arak. What sets our arak apart from others is our collection of 5 flavors — Bubble Gum, Espresso, Lychee, Lemon Lime, and Toasted Marshmallow — that elevate the beverage and give it a distinctive Miami flair.
From dinner parties to night clubs, and every occasion in between, arak has been bringing people together for centuries. Today, we’ve kept the traditional formula alive and added dimension, depth, and diversity to the original anise liqueur flavor profile.
Toast to good vibes & happiness!