Definition of pastis
: a French liqueur flavored with aniseed
Recent Examples of pastis from the Web
Available on the Grant’s new lobby cocktail cart, the specialty drink is made with scotch, sweet vermouth, cynar (a bitter liqueur), essence of oak barrel and pastis (anise-flavoured spirit and apéritif from France).
Other Mediterranean countries have their own versions, like French pastis and absinthe.
One, the Tumeric Tonic, comes with apple, ginger, cayenne, and a splash of sauvignon blanc; the other is the Fennel Apple Fizz, an invigorating mix of apple, fennel, and soda with pastis providing the kick.
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Origin and Etymology of pastis
French, from French dialect (Marseilles), literally, jumble, kind of pastry, from Occitan, from Old Occitan pastitz cake, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
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