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For those looking for sweeter flavours in their Gin & Tonic, add a "special touch" with Star Anise which provides an interesting element with citrus aromas and flavours.
Star anise, as its name suggests, is indeed star-shaped, consisting of the small, distinctively-shaped, brownish-red coloured, dried fruits of the Illicium verum tree, thought to be indigenous to China, where it is largely cultivated. Its flavour has both aniseed and liquorice notes, due to the fact that it contains anethole.
Star anise is a key spice in Chinese cuisine, adding its distinctive warm, sweet taste to ‘red-cooked dishes’ such as red-cooked pork hock. Red cooked dishes are dishes using an aromatic braising liquid, made from soy sauce, stock, water, rice wine, sugar, mellowed and flavoured by aromatics including star anise, cassia, fennel seeds and dried orange peel.
You can order this item for delivery or collection from our store at 10 Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6DD.
Alternatively why not pop down to view our full range of over 450 craft beer and 100+ artisan gins. We also have 10 beers on draft and 10 gins, perfectly served by the glass with premium tonic, recommended garnish and lots of ice.
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