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Ricard is the Number One pastis, or aniseed-flavored beverage, in the world. A refreshing aperitif, Ricard is a long-time favorite in France and the 4th largest spirit in the world. It is sold in 150 countries. The original secret recipe, composed of a blend of natural ingredients, is unaltered since its creation by Paul Ricard in 1932.
The principal ingredient of Ricard is star anise, a rare spice that grows near the southern Chinese border and in the north of Vietnam. Others include licorice from Syria and aromatic herbs from Provence. The quality and harmony of the ingredients are the reason for its success and unique flavor. This refreshing beverage is traditionally served with 5 parts water and 1 part Ricard, making it "The French Milk" due to its cloudy, white appearance
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