Friday, March 8, 2013

I Won't Drink Lebanese Arak "Ouzo" Song

The most popular grownup drink in the Great Syrian area is Arak. Araq is a highly alcoholic spirit (~50%-63% Alc. Vol./~100-126 proof) from the anis drinks family. It is a clear, colorless, unsweetened anise-flavored distilled alcoholic drink. It is the traditional alcoholic beverage. It's also popular in Turkey and Cyprus under the name Ouzo!

One Lebanese singer thought to celebrate this drink by singing a folklore song about drinking Arak and smoking a hookah. It's a party song that mentions a number of other alcoholic drinks including Whiskey and Tequila. I have seen people form those countries party, and they do a great job at the bar, smoking lunge and they take the party to the dance floor.

The song is very passionate about someone who is chasing after a lady who is giving him a hard time and making him dance for it.


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