Lebanese Mojitos for July
Summertime is the best time for a mojito. For a Sahadi's twist, let's substitute rum for arak! Arak -- the national drink of Lebanon -- is made from grapes and aniseed. It has a high alcohol content (so, carefully pour!) and is commonly served at social gatherings. Mix arak with muddled mint, lime and seltzer and there you have it! No better way to celebrate the first ever #worldarakday, just held on June 27th.
Our friends at Massaya came by recently to do a tasting at Sahadi Spirits. It was so lovely to have them here, teaching us all about their winery in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon and how they create their arak. Triple distilled from the white wine of indigenous Lebanese grape varietals, Massaya's arak is blended with uncrushed aniseed before aging in clay jars for 12 to 18 months. This time-intensive process yields an unforgettable drink. Next time you’re in our wine and spirits shop, ask for a sample!