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Gantous & Abou Raad Arak
Arak is liquor distilled from grapes and flavored with Anis Seeds.
It is the traditional alcoholic beverage in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, and Israel.
The Arak I tasted last night is from Lebanon and clocked in at 100 proof.
It tasted like a less viscous, more potent sambuca.
Like Sambuca, Arak is also compared to Ouzo, Pastis & Absinthe.
A quick pic of my first cocktail from before dinner in Buffalo last night:
This was my first time tasting green chartreuse.
Though the green chartreuse was in a cocktail and I wasn’t tasting it alone, it’s herbal flavor definitely came through. I look forward to my next chance to try some — either in a cocktail or on its own.
Green vs. Yellow Chartreuse:
•Green Chartreuse (110 proof or 55%) is a naturally green liqueur made from 130 herbs and plants macerated in alcohol and steeped for about 8 hours.
•Yellow Chartreuse (80 proof or 40%) has a milder and sweeter flavour and aroma.
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