Definition: Arak is a distilled alcoholic drink favored in the Middle East. Commonly used in social settings, the drink is famous for its potency, and the milky-white color it turns when water is added to it. Arak is usually made from grapes, though dates, sugar, plums, molasses and figs can be added depending on what region it is made in. Arak is flavored with aniseed.
Alternate Spellings: araq