I asked around on a few forums "what is your favorite pastis?" Well, my unscientific poll nearly sparked a war! *
The overwhelming response was:
** Ricard ** Is that because it is so great, or simply because of its history? (read more here)
Other favorites, in no particular order, were:
- Henri Bardouin
- Pastis 51
- Pastis 45
- Fanny (yes, really!)
Pastis that were noted, but not necessarily recommended:
- Cornish Pastis (yes, a picture was included as proof that this really does exist)
- Gin, gin, gin (mainly from pastis-haters LOL)
- Pernod ("never" - apparently, it doesn't count as a pastis)
I also got quite a few suggestions about how to "use" it - straight, a bit of water, ice, whiskey, lemonade, tonic water, almond syrup, etc. I didn't take the "clean the loo" suggestion too seriously...
So, today, I had pastis on my shopping list - and what do you suppose was on sale??
* not really, but I couldn't resist the title...
Special thanks to La Vie en France - for both the suggestions and the "suggestive" answers...