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.




  • 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.