An aperitif like this Pernod-Bourbon Spritz (pictured on the right) helps to stimulate the appetite, just the thing for before a celebratory feast like Thanksgiving. The two powerful ingredients, anise-flavored Pernod and caramely bourbon, are tempered by the addition of club soda and plenty of ice. A few drops of Angostura bitters brings it all together.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place 1 large ice cube in a rocks glass or fill halfway with ice. Add Pernod, bourbon, bitters, and soda. Stir once and garnish with lemon twist; serve immediately. 

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Cook's Notes

Pernod is a French anise-flavored liqueur that shares similar flavor characteristics to Absinthe since it was invented as its legal substitute.

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