Pernod Absinthe

Pernod Absinthe

About Pernod Absinthe

Henri-Louis Pernod
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Marseille, France
Types of Spirits Made:

Pernod Absinthe Essential Facts

  • While Pernod’s absinthe is not hallucinogenic, it’s not for the faint of heart: It’s 136-proof.
  • The brand calls itself the “original absinthe,” since its founder Henri-Louis Pernod helped create the first commercial absinthe distillery in 1798.
  • In late 2013, Pernod Absinthe returned to its original formula. The spirit is now made using the same ingredients as in the early 1800s.
  • Absinthe was banned in the United States in 1912. Pernod reintroduced its spirit to America in 2007 after it became legal again.

How you should drink Pernod Absinthe

Discussion (4)

  • kb7rky posted 2 months ago

    This, and Bacardi Maestro de Ron make a great Vulcan Mind Meld:

    1 oz. Pernod Absinthe
    1 oz. Bacardi Maestro de Ron

    Mix and serve over ice.

  • gherrin posted 12 months ago

    I'll take a Pernod....every evening. A fine absinthe to be enjoyed.

  • Possibilities posted 1 year ago

    In The French Quarter of New Orleans you can have most any drinking experience one might crave. They have a bar dedicated to absinthe - Absinthe House - where you can enjoy the process of your drink's creation as well as its unique flavors. In that ancient ambiance, you are first overcome by the mood of the place and the event of your drink's creation; then by the effects of the mixture itself. Perhaps absinthe doesn't cause hallucinations, but The Quarter has its way with your state of mind.

  • Sharla posted 2 years ago

    In Ireland when I was there, we used to order Pernod mixed with white lemonade, which is similar to something like 7Up, but not quite the same. Recently a place in my community started offering little bottles of something called "French limonade," which is pretty close in taste to the white lemonade we got in Ireland, so I may try mixing Pernod with that next time I get a bottle.

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