March 7, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
1 1/4 oz. Pernod
Dashes of anisette
Dash of orange bitters
Stir in a small highball glass over ice. Fill with water.
Wow… neon! This totally didn’t look like that without the flash.
Pernod is an anise-flavored liqueur that has stood in for absinthe since the latter was banned in 1915. I don’t know if this drink would have been much different if actual absinthe had been used (to follow the name of the drink), but I found this to be rather flat… not much was going on in it. It certainly tasted of licorice, but a very one-dimensional licorice. My daughter’s housemate was with us tonight and she tried it. Although she liked the traditional absinthe that she ordered, she said she didn’t much care for this mixture.