Ricard Pastis de Marseille
Ricard // France
Ricard Pastis de Marseille -- often just called Ricard -- is made with Chinese star anise, Syrian licorice, and aromatic herbs from Provence. It was created in 1932 in Marseille by Paul Ricard for whom this pastis is named. Ricard is concentrated and is traditionally served with chilled water in a one to five ratio which causes the drink to turn opaque. If adding ice, add chilled water first to prevent crystals from forming.
Anise LiqueursLiqueurs flavored with anise, licorice, and/or fennel along with other ingredients. Some countries are well known for theirs such as Greece (ouzo), France (pastis or anisette), and Italy (sambuca). They often turn cloudy when water is added.