Anise liqueur

Bottle of anise liqueur

These liqueurs are all flavored with anise (or star anise, a close relative). Anise liqueurs come in a variety of sweetness and alcohol levels, but they’re all united by the love-it-or-hate-it flavor of black licorice.

Here’s a neat factoid: adding ice or water to an anise liqueur produces a cloudy appearance known as the “ouzo effect.”

Also Known As

  • Herbsaint
  • Pernod
  • Ricard
  • Absente
  • Pastis
  • Finocchio
  • Hierbas
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