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For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Anisette.
The Facts: Anisette is an anise-flavored liqueur that is consumed mainly in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France. It is colorless and, unlike some other anise-based liqueurs, contains no licorice. It is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs.
- True anisette is produced by means of distilling aniseed.
- July 2nd is National Anisette Day.
- Aniseed is also called Anise, Anisum, Anisum vulgare, Anisi fructus, and sweet cumin.
- Anise has been used for many years to disguise the unpleasant taste of medicine.
- Aniseed is an annual flowering plant. It grows up to a height of about 18 inches to 2 feet. The plant has various types of leaves from feathery to heart-shaped, round, serrate and petiolated. They are broader at the base and become narrower and thinner at the tip. The creamy whiteflowers, approximately 3mm in diameter, are clustered together along a long stalk. The fruit of the plant is covered with short hairs, it is an inch long and dull brown in color.
- Legendre Anisette was mentioned in the inaugural 1934 Herbsaint recipe booklet, as an ingredient in The Herbsaint cocktail.
- Anisette is most often served with just a bit of water, but you can shake it up with gin and cream and an egg white for a Café de Paris cocktail, or stir it with bourbon and bitters for a New Orleans.
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Anisette.