The Peking Cocktail is a rum drink with a hint of anise from Pernod, a liqueur flavored with Chinese star anise. With grenadine and lemon juice, it’s a very refreshing cocktail.
The Twenty Thousand Leagues is a cocktail for grown-ups, featuring such items as gin, vermouth and Pernod. It’s actually a fun alternative to the gin martini. The dominant flavor here is definitely the gin, but the addition of Pernod and orange bitters adds a definite herbal note. This one is nearly clear, but tends to
The Vera Highball takes Pernod, waters it down a little and sweetens it slightly. The overall flavor is a bit like black licorice candy. Compared to straight Pernod or absinthe, this drink is far less intimidating. It’s not a candy drink, but it does take the edge off the herbal flavor of the Pernod and
The Nicky Finn cocktail is one you could definitely refer to as sophisticated. There’s no frou-frou, no mixers you could buy out of a vending machine. But it’s an easy, smooth drink that doesn’t demand a specially trained palate. Brandy gets pleasantly overwhelmed by Cointreau and lemon juice, and that little dash of Pernod makes
The Ten Strike cocktail is another traditional recipe. It marries two of the more distinctive flavors available in the alcohol world: the juniper-herbal notes of gin with the anise of Pernod, with nothing more to tame them than a couple of dashes of orange bitters. It’s definitely different. Enjoy this one in any situation where