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In 1932, 22-year-old Paul Ricard invented the recipe for his famous pastis, which would soon become the world's most famous aniseed liqueur. In 1940, however, production had to stop because it was banned by the Vichy government: the French had to wait 11 long years before they could taste again the intense star aniseed flavour that characterises Ricard.
To best savour the "real pastis from Marseille", we advise you to mix a volume of Ricard 200ml with 5/7 volumes of water and add ice cubes. This is the only way to release all the flavours of star anise from China, liquorice from the Middle East and aromatic herbs from Provence.
Paul Ricard gave his name to this liqueur because he had no doubt about its success. Today the Ricard brand is the world leader in aniseed.
Elaboration of Ricard 200ml
- Colour: light yellow.
- Smell: Intense aroma of star anise, liquorice and alcohol, with a hint of herbs and citrus. As soon as you add water, the smell becomes more pleasant and sweeter.
- Taste: Intense star anise, with vegetable background notes. Nice mouthfeel and long finish.
MANUFACTURER: Societé Ricard
SPECIAL PRODUCTIONS: A combination of essential star anise oil from China, liquorice from the distant regions of the Middle East and a secret selection of aromatic plants from Provence. Strict specifications guarantee the conformity of the recipe, the consistency and the quality of the product.
ALCOHOL: 45% vol.
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