When Claudie and Pierre asked me what I wanted to drink of all the choices on the table when we had arrived there, my answer were instantly and obvious: Pastis!!!!
What could be more suitable than to have my first sip ever of Pastis in Provence, France? I wanted to taste a true French drink. Pastis was sold the first time in 1932, so it’s really a traditional drink of France and especially the Southern France.
Pastis is normally filled up with about 5 volumes of water to 1 volume Pastis, which is creating the special milky look.
So how does it taste? Very refreshing when it’s hot weather. Anise of course, since it’s an anise flavored spirit with an additional flavor of licorice root, bottled with some sugar in it.
For me as a licorice lover, it’s a great drink, but I have to tell you that it’s a bit strong too, don’t drink too many glasses… *giggles*
Pastis is a very popular drink during summertime. In France they’re said to consume about 130 million liters each year, which is more than 2 liters per inhabitant!
There is other anise tasting drinks in other countries, like the Raki and Ouzu from Greece, that I have tasted before, but this tasted a bit different, so it’s definitely worth testing it.
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This is all about having fun together, so you can just show us a photo or write something – it’s up to you. If you’re making your drink while writing, drinking while commenting: even better….
Leave a link to your drink post in the comments, so we all can come over and have a sip!
Be sure to mingle – and please be aware of the fact that we have different time zones, so be sure to check back later too. That’s also the reason for me posting this while it’s still day and not in the evening – some of you have evening already.
I’ll be back, to check up your drinks later!
Let’s have FUN again! Chin Chin!
Lifecruiser ♥ Pastis Drinks