Pernod Pastis

Pernod Pastis

I truly enjoy pastis; it's a sophisticated tipple perfect for sipping, and it works in any season, warming in the winter and refreshing in the summer. Pernod began distilling this in France after absinthe was made illegal, so if you like, save your money on the recent influx of absinthes and grab a bottle of this (or its slightly less-sweet cousin Ricard) instead at half the price. It's best served with ice cold water added to the straight liquor in the glass until the it turns a cloudy, milky, and opaque. Chin chin!