Pastis glass & Aniseed glass

Originally used as a medecine throughout the Antiquity, the aniseed drinks are sweetened appetizers mainly served through the name of Pastis or Anisette or even Absinthe.

Those aniseed-flavoured drinks are made of plants such as star anise, green anise or fennel and alcohol. The tasting of this alcohol beverage demands to follow some strict rules by coupling, first hand, the aniseed drink with some water into a stemmed glass or a balloon shaped glass ansd then secondly, by adding some ice.

When it is about absinthe, it is necessary to use an absinthe spoon to put down a sugar cube on which the alcohol will pour out before getting discharged into a specific glass, the absinthe glass.

How to choose your Pastis glass?

To enjoy the pastis drink, it is recommended to use a medium sized glass (normally more than 15 cl) as water, ice cubes, syrup, soda, other alcohols or fruit juices are added to make amazing cocktails during tasting. You can use stemmed glasses or a transparent glass tumbler.

Glass of Pastis: more than an alcohol, an emblem of Provence!

When you think of Provence, what comes to your mind are not only singing accents or pétanque but also the emblematic Pastis! This famous drink with a taste of aniseed and liquorice is above all the result of a genius. At the beginning of the 19th century, despite the dubious reputation of absinthe and its prohibition, at aperitif time, the people of Marseille still liked mixtures of alcohol, fresh water, aniseed and liquorice enriched with other macerations of aromatic plants. Ricard, the son of a wine merchant, therefore launched his own aniseed drink: the famous Pastis, whose alcohol content is strictly limited to 40֯.

How to choose your absinthe glass ?

Absinthe tasting is an art and the choice of glass should not be insignificant. Indeed the size, shape and even the transparency of the absinthe glass will have a direct impact on the perception of the aromatic palette of this drink. Most of the absinthe glasses are distinguished by the size of their receptacle, which has an ideal capacity to measure out the perfect quantity of absinthe.

The whole story about absinthe

Did you know that one of the most famous aniseed drink which is known as absinthe has been forbidden to drink for many years ? This spirit with a sulfurous reputation, nicknamed the green fairy, was indeed banned from 1915 to 1988 because at the time thujone, one of the molecules and chemical compound present in absinthe, was found to be a dangerously addictive psychoactive drug and hallucinogen that had been causing a lot of socio-economic damage. Emile Zola described at length the misdeeds of absinthe in his novel called « l'assommoir ».

For the instructions for use, when it comes to this aperitif drink, it is advisable to use an absinthe spoon in order to put sugar on it, over which the alcohol will pass before being poured into a specific glass, the absinthe glass. You have to be very careful with the flow of the absinthe when you pour it on your spoon : you really have to do it drop by drop, otherwise the glass will be filled with alcohol before the sugar has had time to melt ! You can add water according to your taste and if you like your drink to be very aromatic, we recommend two volumes of water for one volume of alcohol.

Absinthe glass, pastis glass, absinthe spoon : all the accessories for the tasting of your aniseed drinks are available on AZ Boutique.

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