Pernod Twist
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Pernod Twist
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.66 / 5
The Pernod Twist is a cocktail that features a unique combination of aniseed liqueur, typically Pernod, which provides a prominent licorice-like flavor, married with the sweetness of sugar syrup and ... more The Pernod Twist is a cocktail that features a unique combination of aniseed liqueur, typically Pernod, which provides a prominent licorice-like flavor, married with the sweetness of sugar syrup and the complex aromatic bitterness from Angostura bitters. This drink is known for its distinctive herbal notes and is often served in a lowball glass with plenty of crushed ice, making it a refreshing choice that highlights the aromatic character of the anise. While it is not one of the better-known or widely enjoyed cocktails, as suggested by its lower rating, the Pernod Twist can be an acquired taste for those who appreciate the bold flavor of aniseed in their beverages.
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Aniseed liqueur
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35.29% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Pernod Twist

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill an lowball glass with crushed ice
Add the bitters and sugar and stir well
Add the Pernod and stir again before serving

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·  Bitters  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is aniseed liqueur and how does it influence the flavor of the Pernod Twist?

Aniseed liqueur is a distilled spirit flavored with anise seeds, which gives it a distinct licorice-like taste. In the Pernod Twist, the aniseed liqueur is the primary ingredient, lending the cocktail its characteristic sweet, herbaceous, and slightly spicy flavor. The aniseed's bold aroma and taste are central to the cocktail's profile, making it unique and identifiable.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Pernod Twist stirred rather than shaken?

The Pernod Twist is stirred instead of shaken to preserve its clarity and texture. Stirring gently combines the ingredients without introducing too much air, resulting in a smoother and more elegantly presented cocktail. This method is especially preferred for spirit-forward cocktails like the Pernod Twist, where dilution needs to be controlled to retain the distinct flavors of the components.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass for serving a Pernod Twist?

The ideal glass for serving a Pernod Twist is a lowball glass. This type of glass, also known as an Old Fashioned glass, is short and wide, making it perfect for serving cocktails that are meant to be sipped and savored. Its shape allows ample room for ice, if desired, and the wide opening enhances the aromatic experience of the aniseed liqueur.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Pernod Twist compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 35.29%, the Pernod Twist is relatively strong when compared to other classic cocktails. For example, a Margarita typically has an alcohol content around 30-40%, whereas a Mojito is usually in the 10-15% range, depending on the recipe. This makes the Pernod Twist more akin to spirit-forward cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan in terms of alcohol strength.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways to customize the Pernod Twist for different tastes?

To customize the Pernod Twist, consider altering the ratio of ingredients based on personal preference. For a sweeter drink, increase the amount of sugar syrup. For those who enjoy a more pronounced bitter edge, add an extra dash of Angostura bitters. Alternatively, introducing a splash of soda water can dilute the cocktail slightly, making it lighter and more refreshing. Garnishing with a twist of lemon or orange peel can also add a citrusy aroma that complements the anise flavor.

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