Ricard is a brand that is often known as the creator of pastis, an aperitif flavoured with anise and liquorice. The brand’s founder, Paul Ricard, created the drink in 1932 when he was only 23 after a year of experimentation and established a firm in Marseille, the second-largest city of France. While the production of Ricard pastis is now held elsewhere, pastis remains one of France’s most popular alcoholic beverages.
Ricard pastis are incredibly fresh due to a unique mix of distilled star anise, liquorice and aromatic plants, making them the perfect aperitifs for people to enjoy before a meal. Apart from its continuous popularity in France, Ricard pastis is also well received in Belgium, Spain and Switzerland. The unique combination of ingredients used in the original recipe remains a secret till today, helping Ricard to maintain its reputation around the world. Pastis is usually served with water, which turns the pastis cloudy due to the presence of a hydrophobic compound known as anethole. To try one of France’s most famous drinks in Singapore, purchase a bottle of Ricard pastis from iShopChangi today!