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Pastis

(n.) An anise-flavored liqueur developed by Pernod as a replacement for absinthe, which was banned in France in 1919 for its supposed hallucinogenic properties. The formula for pastis borrows many…

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Grenadine

(n.) Historically made from tart-sweet pomegranate juice and sugar, grenadine is perhaps the most enduring in the category of concentrated fruit syrups that were popular cocktail ingredients in the late…

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Grand Marnier

(n.) A French brand of orange-flavored liqueur used in mixed drinks, served neat as a digestif or used as an ingredient in desserts (most famously, flambéed in Crepes Suzette). Created…

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Chartreuse

(n.) Invented by Carthusian Monks in the early-16th century for medicinal purposes, Chartreuse is one of the earliest-known herbal liqueurs. There are two versions: the 110-proof green, which has more…

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Absinthe

(n.) This boldly-flavored spirit is flavored with a distinct mix of herbs and botanicals, most often anise, fennel and wormwood. It is thought to have been created in France or…