Pernod-Bourbon Spritz

pernod bourbon spritz cocktail
Photo: Lennart Weibull
Total Time:
5 mins
1 Serves

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.


  • Ice

  • ½ ounce Pernod liqueur

  • ½ ounce Bourbon whiskey

  • 2 to 3 dashes Angostura bitters

  • 3 ounces club soda, chilled

  • Lemon twist, for serving


  1. 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.

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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