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  National Anisette Day!
When is National Anisette Day? Always July 2!

Origin of this Holiday
At this time, our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist.

We are wondering if this holiday was created by a food or drink organization- but, our research couldn't find the answer to this question-

This holiday is referred to as a "National" day., as all food & drink holidays are.   However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate.
So have fun with it and celebrate it!

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What is Anisette?
"Anisette (also anis) is an anise-flavored liqueur mainly consumed in France, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, and Spain. It is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs (such as pastis), and also has a lower alcohol content (typically 25% by volume, versus 40%). Like pastis, it was first created to replace absinthe. Marie Brizard is a well-known brand of French-style anisette. Anís del Mono is a beloved Spanish brand. Sambucca Romana is one of Italy's versions. Anisette is an ingredient in a Nightcap."

"A sweet liqueur made by macerating 16 different seeds and plants and blending the maceration with a neutral spirit and sugar syrup. Anisette should not be confused with pastis, which is made using star anise (the fruit of the evergreen, Chinese star anise tree) rather than aniseed (the seed of the Mediterranean anise plant, a member of the parsley family). Anisette diluted with water is generally clear, while undiluted pastis is transparent yellow."
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Drink Recipe
15.7 oz. (466 ml.) 100� proof Vodka (non-flavored)
7 drops anise oil
9.6 oz. (284 ml.) simple syrup
1 tsp. (5 ml.) glycerin (optional)

Add alcohol to the bottle in which the anisette will be stored; add anise oil and shake vigorously until all oil is dissolved.  Add the rest of the ingredients - again shake well.
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Anis Liqueur
"Licor de anís, or simply anís, is the Spanish word for anisette liqueur, a colorless alcoholic beverage that tastes somewhat like licorice."

"Anís del Mono is the trade-mark of a popular anisette liqueur made in Spain. The name is Spanish for "The Monkey's Anisette." Anise is the herb that gives the drink its flavor. It is the number-one alcoholic aniseed drink in Spain and is also beloved in Latin America. It was first produced in 1904 under the trade-mark name Anís del Juliano or "Julian's Anisette."

"Characters in Ernest Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises and short story "Hills Like White Elephants" drink and discuss Anís del Toro—'Bull's Anisette', clearly the bullfight-loving Hemingway's pun or joke on the original."

"Anis Mico is the label of the most popular anisette liqueur elaborated in Mexico."

"In Puerto Rico an Anís Gorila is produced."
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See Also
The Spice Anis
July Observances
Mixed Drinks
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Resources: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses some material from Wikipedia/article anisette/anise lieqeur and other related pages. Top Photo: Anise seeds on glass table
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"Anise is used to flavor the Bulgarian Mastika, the French spirits Absinthe, Anisette, and Pastis, the Greek Ouzo, the Arabic Arak, the German Jägermeister, the Turkish Raki, the Italian Sambuca and the Colombian national drink Aguardiente. It's believed to be one of the secret ingredients in the French liqueur Chartreuse. It is also used in some root beer such as Virgil's in the United States."
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