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pastis

Type

Liqueurs, herbal or spice-flavored

Description

Generic for lightly-sweetened anis-flavored absinthe substitutes, traditionally French and with a method of production like that of Ricard, the brand that coined the term. Currently a general term for sweet/bitter spirits envisioned as substitutes for absinthe, (minus the wormwood) but with similar character. Not to be confused with other anis-flavored liqueurs like anisette. Brands include Absente, Herbsaint, Pernod, and Ricard.

Flavor

anise

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in France.

Substitute

ouzo or other anis-flavored liqueur.

Usage examples

This ingredient appears in 293 recipes in CocktailDB.
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