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Pastis 51

Pastis 51

France’s no.3 spirit, Pastis 51 is the authentic pastis created and produced in Marseille. It is made with natural anise flavouring and through its fresh taste is a popular aperitif. This classic brand from the South of France has always retained a contemporary touch.

History and know-how

Created in 1951 when the ban on anise-based aperitifs was lifted in France, Pernod 51 took the name Pastis 51 in 1954. It became the Pernod company’s leading brand in 1968. The 51 bottle was given a cleaner, stripped-back and more masculine look in 2009.

Range and Tasting

The famous cocktail 51 Piscine (‘swimming pool’), invented in 2010, has to be made with a Piscine ‘Tabas’ glass (created by Marseille designer Cédric Mallo) and a 51 Piscine carafe. Pour 2cl Pastis 51, add 7cl water, finish with a cascade of ice cubes and serve.