July 2nd is National Anisette Day- if you're not familiar with Anisette, it's a sweet, colorless anise-flavored liqueur that is frequently consumed in Spain, Italy, Portugal and France. Originally, anisette was created as a lighter replacement for it's considerably more potent counterpart, absinthe. Here's a recipe for making your own Anisette Liqueur as well as a non-alcoholic Italian Anisette Cookie recipe to celebrate . . .

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