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In the 1930s, many bars and cafés in Marseille sold illegal aniseed liqueurs that were too sweet for the consumer's taste. The twenty-year-old Paul Ricard, son of a wine merchant and art lover, dreamed of creating the perfect liqueur to suit every taste: this is how Pastis Ricard 1.5L was born in 1932.
The original recipe is still a secret, but the most important natural ingredients are well known: **Star anise from faraway China, liquorice from the Middle East and herbs from Provence.
Without knowing it, Paul Ricard invented what could be considered the first French long drink. In order to enjoy Ricard 1.5L better, it is even advisable to mix 2 cl of liqueur with about 10 cl of water and add ice. À votre santé!
Elaboration of Ricard 1.5L
- Color: Ricard 1.5L has a yellow light amber color
- Smell: very powerful aroma of star anise, licorice and spirit. With fragrances of natural licorice. After addition of water the smell becomes more pleasant.
- Taste: star anise. good feeling in mouth
PRODUCER: Pernod Ricard
In 1932, at age 23, Paul Ricard perfected the recipe that would make his success: a new pastis to which he gave his name. "His name will be Ricard, the true pastis of Marseille!"More about the Producer