Pernod (pastis) Classique

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

This a summer staple at our house, in French homes and on cafe terraces. A very thirst-quenching and refreshing drink, the taste will grow on you. Pernod is the brand name of the French licorice-flavored liqueur pastis, and you can find it under either of these names, as well as Ricard. It is traditionally served to you in two parts: the pernod with two ice cubes, in a special glass that is broader at the top than at the bottom; and a small pitcher of water so that you can mix it as strongly or weakly as you wish. I've listed here the classic combination.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 fluid ounce Pernod
  • 5 fluid ounces water
  • 2 ice cubes


  1. Pour the Pernod in a tall glass.
  2. Add the water, and ice cubes.
  3. Stir, then-- Sit back, relax, and enjoy life!


Most Helpful

Nice drink. Thank you very much.

mianbao February 14, 2012

DH and I enjoyed the Pernod Classique with a lovely summer meal of fresh sea scallops, we thought it complimented the seafood perfectly! Light, simple and refreshing, this will be a regular at our house. Thank you FlemishMinx for sharing.

BecR September 01, 2008

You said it. The classic mixture: 1 part Pernod and 5 parts water. I use mineral water (non sparkling) and instead of ice cubes I use to put Pernod and water into the fridge for a while. A refreshing aperitif. Never change a winning team.

Thorsten May 05, 2007

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