Bitter Anise

The Slanted Door • San Francisco

The bartenders here are sticklers for using natural ingredients. They make this drink with raw organic sugar and Reed's Original Ginger Brew, a spicy blend of ginger root, honey and herbs.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink

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  • 4 ounces chilled ginger ale
  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Pastis
  • Dash of Peychaud's Bitters
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into pieces

How to make this recipe

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon pieces with the sugar. Add the pastis, bitters and ice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass and top with the ginger ale.

Photo © Frances Janisch Published January 2006

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