Learn More about Pastis
Pastis, the anise-flavored alcohol-based aperitif is synonymous with the south of France. Flavored with star anise, green anise, fennel, licorice roots and various other herbs (up to seventy total!), pastis was first produced in 1915 following the outlaw of absinthe. The drink was popularized and first marketed on a broad scale by Paul Ricard in Marseilles in 1932.
Pastis, much like absinthe, has a number of accoutrements and rituals associated with it. Alongside the glass of pastis, water is typically served in glass or ceramic carafes labeled with the pastis manufacturer's name and logo.