A drink that came to life shortly after the prodiction and sale of Absinthe was outlawed in France. Pernod was one of the leader makers of Absinthe at the time and the company was quick to reformulate a less aggresive drink that would appeal to their customers. Pastis does not contain any wormwood b..
Originally formulated in 1932 when a 22 year old Paul Ricard wanted to create an alternative to the recently outlawed Absinthe. These new 'pastis' drinks did away with wormwood but kept the distinct licorice flavours. Drinkers soon moved over to Pastis a grew to love it even more than Absinthe. Rica..