4,5 cl Arak
1 cl De Kuyper Blue Curaçao
0,5 cl Israeli honey syrup
4,5 cl Pink grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
Mediterranean Star is one of the many signature cocktails of Yoav Sucaryy, created in 2017 and was launched as Israel’s favorite national cocktail, based on Israeli arak. The actual origin of arak is debatable since it first appeared thousands of years ago. Much like hummus, Israels’s neighboring countries claim arak’s invention while Israel has adopted it as its own. Since arak was relegated to the older generation, it has seen a resurgence amongst the younger Israeli crowd. At its most basic incarnation, arak is a favorite chaser to accompany a beer. But it has also popped up in recent years as an ingredient in the clean, modern cocktails that are now slowly beginning to take off in Tel Aviv. And arak has made its way stateside, brought undoubtedly by Israeli expats who miss the fiery taste of home.