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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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Default Re: liquor in the base

Originally Posted by sugacaneshane88
does it taste like licorice??
The main flavor in both ouzo and arak is anise (licorice). They're very similar to French pastis and absinthe. The herbal exxences are dissolved in the alcohol. When water is added, the exxences are driven out of solution and the drink turns cloudy. That is called the louche
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