Time to Chill

How to keep your cool during the first heat wave of summer


As New York begins to open up, the idea of grabbing a drink with friends and loved ones seems almost illicit. Formerly forbidden, we couldn’t be more excited to take to the city and begin filling up seats, supporting local restaurants. 

ZIZI recently re-opened for full service for the very first time since the start of the pandemic and they’ve got the perfect drink to cool us down this summer! Whether you’re sipping in person, or kicking back at home, here’s how their most popular summer cocktail is made:

Noah’s Ark by ZIZI NYC
1.75 oz Zachlawi Dry Arak
0.25 oz Omhpiko Mastiha liqueur
2 oz Fresh homemade watermelon juice
Half a lime
Cucumber strip
Watermelon cube
Zaatar salt rim 


  1. Mix equal amounts of zaatar and salt in a shallow bowl.
  2. Rub a watermelon cube around half the rim of a tall glass. Dip one side of the watermelon cube in the zaatar mix. Leave the watermelon cube to the side.
  3. Combine Arak, Mastiha liqueur, watermelon juice, lime juice, and a cup of ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously. 
  4. Strain over fresh ice into glass.
  5. Garnish with a cucumber strip, fresh mint, and the watermelon cube.


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