La Charentaise recipe
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Note: The french like their anis diluted in water, nothing else. It takes a trained palate to savour this and may seem quite rough to people, not accustomed to this drink. The orgeat (almond syup) sweetens it nicely and the milk mellows it.
"Annette von Flottwell, the great-great-great granddaughter of the Prussian Minister of the Exterior under Bismarck, likes milk with almond syrup. One evening, while her husband had some anis liquor, she added some of it to her milk-and-almond drink and liked the anis flavor addition. Annette is my wife. We live in the Charente department in France. Hence, "La Chraentaise". "
Pour the anis liquor first in a chilled glass, on 2 ice cubes. Add the orgeat (almond) syrup, pouring from a height in order to mix better. Then pour the milk, also from a height. Do not stir.
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(per 4.5 oz serving)
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