Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pastis de Marseille: The Complete Guide

Enjoyed on a sun-drenched café terrace by the sea, if possible while watching or playing a game of pétanque, pastis is the essential - indeed stereotypical - apéritif of Provence. It belongs to a family of anise-based liquors that includes ouzo (from Greece), arak (from the Arab world), raki (from Turkey), sambuca (from Italy) and mastika (from the Balkans). There is a resemblance between all these beverages. But pastis tastes quite different from its Mediterranean cousins. Click here to read more.

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