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Pernod Absinthe

May 3, 2013

Pernod Absinthe dates back to 1805, when Henri-Louis Pernod began distillation in France. The spirit, whose ingredients include wormwood, star anise, and fennel, quickly became a popular aperitif throughout Europe, where it was served in the early evening—a time known as ‘The Green Hour.’ Today Pernod Absinthe is made from the original recipe with the aid of modern production techniques.

The ritual of serving Pernod Absinthe is nearly two centuries old and is a fundamental part of the spirit’s magnetism. It can be presented with a fountain drip and absinthe spoon, or more simply with a bit of sugar and water. Pernod Absinthe also lends itself to classic and modern cocktails, pairing well with similar flavors like fennel and licorice, as well as with fresh red fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, and pomegranate. Citrus (especially lime), cucumber, and sparkling wine are also natural partners.

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