Arak is the traditional alcoholic drink in Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Turkey. It is a Levantine alcoholic spirit wit an alcohol percentage between 40% and 63%. It is part of the anise drinks. It is a clear and colorless and gives and aniseed flavor to cocktails. In the Western world, Arak is also known is Raki. Cocktails with Arak: Try the Arak Caipirinha. Find here some of the best cocktail recipes with Aarak or raki as one of the cocktail ingredients. Cheers!