The fruit from the illicium verum tree, a perennial tree from the southeast of China. The fruits are collected before they ripen and are left to dry in the sun.
Contribution: The fruit’s pleasant and unique scent of anise stands out more than anything.
Combines with: Gins that have been distilled with this botanical such as: Master’s, Citadelle and Port of Dragons. You can also use it with vodka or vermouth.
How to use: Directly in the glass, drop a star into your gin to give it a gentle hint of anise as well as making it look fantastic.
Contains: 31g of star anise
Spanish Mixologist Pepe Orts: Star Anise Demonstration