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Anisette

Generic for anise-flavored liqueur in neutral spirit base. An anise-flavored liqueur mainly consumed in France, Italy, Portugal, Peru, Mexico and Spain. It is a colourless alcoholic beverage that has no licorice, like other anise-based drinks,.[1] such as pastis, or the Italian anesone. It is produced through distillation of the fruit of the anise-plant,[2] so small that usually is called anise-seed, and grows throughout the Mediterranean area. Another plants, such as the Chinese-anise-tree,[3] also called star-anise tree,[4] and fennel are also used for obtaining anethole.[5] Anise is also used in desserts and pastry. Anethole is what gives to the drink its characteristic taste. The liqueur has a powerful flavour when drunk straight, and can even produce irritation to the throat if not taken slowly due to its high alcoholic content. In mixed drinks, however, it produces a sweet agreeable flavour. It is often mixed simply with water, where it produces a milky white consistency. That mixture is called in Spanish speaking countries “palomita”. All the liqueur has to be dropped into very cold water at the same moment. Pouring it from a bottle even quickly does no produce the same result. A very white liquid denotes that a good anisette has been used. A “polomita” with just a drop of anisette can be drunk as a refreshing drink.

Drinks made with Anisette:

  1. Cafe de Paris Cocktail
  2. Millionaire Cocktail No. 2
  3. Ladies' Cocktail
  4. Snowball Cocktail
  5. White Cocktail
  6. Zazarac Cocktail
  7. Nine-Pick Cocktail
  8. Suisse Cocktail
  9. Which Way Cocktail
  10. Pansy Blossom Cocktail
  11. Night Cap Cocktail
  12. Johnnie Mack Cocktail
  13. Flying Fortress Cocktail
  14. Millionaire Cocktail No. 1

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