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Pastis is a French drink created in 1932 by Paul Ricard used as an appetizer, which usually contains between 40 and 45 % of alcohol and is also the second most popular drink in France after the wine.

Pastis is usually is diluted with 5 parts water for each measure of Pastis, this gives the milky appearance that we see in absinthe.

Pastis is consumed cold. Some add cold water and some ice cubes, while others reject this practice, either way the result is a quite refreshing aperitif.

It is considered by some to be the predecessor of absinthe, although they are very different mainly because it does not contain Artemis absentium, and original preparation is made from distilled anise, although other preparations use star anise, Asian herbs and European herbs and can be produced in caramel color (industrially produced) and white (handmade)
For those who do not enjoy absinthe, pastis is a sweet way to enjoy an appetizer and is part of an ancient tradition of anise liqueurs such as Sambuca, mastika, ouzo and arak.

The latest versions of pastis mixe alcohol and commercial flavors essences, extracts and colors to update this drink and make it more attractive in the eyes of consumers.

Only in France and Europe 130 million liters a year of Pastis are consumed. Its warmth and captive aromas will make you happy after eating.
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Celebrities who make or launch spirits

 TAGS:The world of gastronomy is increasingly linked to actors or singers who decide to have their own cellars to make wine or elaborate spirits or sell them under their name. 

It is always an important marketing strategy that makes many people to buy this drink always under the name of a famous person. We have some remarkable examples, such as Marilyn Manson, known for leading the industrial rock band of the same name, which promoted a famous absinthe liqueur

Other colleagues, including British band Motorhead, have also been handed with the drink business and have launched wine and vodka with the name of the same band. The truth is that, both Marilyn Manson and Motorhead have successfully sold their drinks. 

The handsome actor George Clooney can do many more things right, in addition to acting. He just released his own tequila, Casamigos, together with the Cindy Crawford’s husband, Randy Gerber. In addition, the actor has written and produced the spot to advertise the drink, which has as an attraction the appearance of himself, the supermodel Cindy Crawford, her husband and partner of Clooney, Randy Gerber, and the girlfriend of the actor, Stacy Keibler

The bottle is attractive because its design is very caring and it has printed the autographs of the actor and the businessman. It costs about 33 euros. 

The world of wine offers more and more appeal to celebrities who have their own cellars and vintages. Tell that to Francis Ford Coppola, who was one of the pioneers and has already produced several bottles, as well as other popular faces, such as the actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the Spaniard Antonio Banderas or singers such as Julio Iglesias or Lluís Llach.

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Cannabis absinthe, the new fashion drink

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Absinthe has been banned and prohibited in many circles and countries. Today is not yet permitted in some states of USA and yet the demand does not stop and indeed evolves, for example in its cannabis variety, which blends them both together in the same bottle. What an explosive cocktail.

Absinthe with cannabis has become a fashion drink, though it has lost the romance from its original ritual it has gained connotations while taking the risk of associating with the most popular illicit substance in the world, as the UN defines this opioid.

Decades ago, absinthe was drunk in crystal glass and was accompanied by a silver little spoon with holes, in which a sugar cube was deposited on. The sweet block vanished slowly in full view of everyone while the water fell quietly on it. At the same time, as if by magic, the greenish fluid settled at the bottom of the glass was becoming white, pure alchemy.

Today absinthe is order in shot glasses, the perfect start for a night out with a wild side. Rodnik Cannabis Absinthe emerges at dusk as the coolest alternative for those avoiding conventionality.

If you have already tried Absinthe Pernod or Absinth Philippe Lasala and you are hooked on the flavor and excitement, you can go into another dimension in more depth and experiment with the mixture of absinthe and cannabis. It has nothing to do with a Hapsburg Gold Label or a network, this new version is even closer to a narcotic result that keeps the aromatic character, but that adds properties and promises to enhance the creative ability of those who manage it.

Its potential as an appetizer or as part of a mid-afternoon cocktail combined with orange with almond syrup, with curaçao, vermouth, baileys, whiskey or champagne should not be ruled out. It can also go with dishes such as pasta, steak or crab. This beverage matching is subject to imagination, so possibilities are endless and for sure very surprising. It is just about trying and let oneself go.

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Cocktails with absinthe

 TAGS:Cocktails with absinthe are very striking because of the diversity of colours, its alcoholic strength and aniseed aromas. And the main beverage of these cocktails, absinthe, is one of the best known and controversial European liquors in the world.

Used by poets and bohemians in France in the nineteenth century to find inspiration until its production was banned in 1915, it was originally used for medicinal purposes and sold in pharmacies. In ancient Greece it was used to treat malaria and jaundice. Absinthe has also been nicknamed “Fée Verte” or Green Fairy.

Absinthe is one of the spirits of anise family composed by wormwood (absinthe), fennel and anise, with high alcohol content (between 50% and 82%). In some U.S. states still prohibited, but this is a consequence of the history that precedes it in terms of excesses. Still, because of its high alcohol content, it is advisable not taking this drink pure.

Absinthe has a strong aroma and bitter taste, it is usually green or blue based on the level of aging and the light reaction of chlorophyll called vintage absinthes.

Stored a long time to acquire darker colors like yellow or amber shades (although nowadays all those colours are often added artificially). One way of being consumed is in the form of cocktails of different types.

Some of the most popular cocktails with absinth are:

Absinthe drip or “palomita”:


  • 1 part of absinthe
  • Melted sugar lumps
  • 3 parts of water
  • ice


It consists of a vessel or a big glass of absinthe with ice cubes and drops of melted sugar and 3 parts of water, this preparation takes on a milky color, very popular among connoisseurs of the drink and is an indicator of the cocktail been successful.

Moulin Rouge:


  • 1 / 3 of Absinthe
  • 1 / 3 Peach Liqueur
  • 1 / 3 of Grenadine
  • Ice


It consists in a glass of absinthe one third of absinthe, one third of peach liqueur and grenadine with plenty of ice, it?s a delicious and refreshing drink.

Absinthe Cocktail:


  • 1 oz of Absinthe
  • 1 oz of cold water
  • anise
  • angostura


It consists of 1 oz absinthe, 1 oz of ice water and angostura bitter to the taste -, stir all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve in a glass of champagne.

Absinthe Van Gogh:


  • 1 / 3 of Absinthe
  • 1 / 3 Lemon Juice
  • 1 / 3 of raspberry liqueur
  • ice


It consists of 1 third of absinthe, a third of concentrated lemon juice and 1 one third of raspberry liqueur to be added to the shaker and be well shaken, then serve in a glass with ice.

Have you ever tried absinthe? Today we recommend a couple of the classics:


One of the classic absinthes, originally from France.

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