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National Anisette Day. It was the only choice I could find for today. On July 2nd, we observe National Anisette Day. Aniseed from the anise herb gives anisette its licorice or fennel flavor. While usually a dry dry liqueur, distillers sometimes add a sugar syrup for a sweeter result. Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France lead the world in drinking this licorice tasting drink.
The herb of the aniseed, usually the main ingredient in anisette, is considered to have medicinal qualities. Sweeter than other anise-flavored liqueurs, anisette’s association with a variety cures date back to ancient Egypt. As a liqueur, anisette is distilled dryer in Europe than it is in the United States. Distillers add other spices such as coriander and fruit to distill anisette, too.
Well. at least it has medicinal value. Feel free to improve your health today!
You lost me at licorice flavor. Blech.
not my favorite flavor either.
Amusing article. Spoiler: Your licorice abhorrence is in your genes, like Cilantro. I think it is something like 20% of humanity doesn't like cilantro (vital herb in Mexican dishes).
Good article. All I've known my whole life is I avoid it like the plague.
In the future, genetic testing will start at dating. Don't like Mexican food? Don't take their word for it. Test them!
Surprised that Greece (ouzo) and Turkey (rakı) aren't mentioned along with the other European countries that love their anise-flavored apertifs.
I don't like.
I saw a thing on the food network on licorice in the Netherlands where it's so popular that they have whole candy shops devoted to it. I'm not a fan regardless but one of the more popular varieties is salty which sounds even worse.
Scooterdawg, that is just wrong.