Ricard Pastis de Marseille Liquorice and Aniseed Liqueur is built on the quality of its natural ingredients. The main ingredient used here is star anise, which is harvested in Southern China where only the best fruits are hand-picked, sun-dried and distilled on-site to produce anise essential oil, which preserves the star anise's full aroma.
Pastis takes anise, aromatic herbs, and also some liquorice, but instead of distilled, it is macerated in a base spirit,. ... The traditional way to serve Ricard is with one part spirit, five parts water, and served with ice.