HIERBAS: IBIZA'S LIQUID GOLD
When it comes to alcohol, our knowledge rarely extends beyond two things: what we like and what we don’t like. Of course, this could simply be because alcohol is largely considered to be a social lubricant – we sip it at dinner, on dance floors and at celebrations, or whenever there’s cause to raise a glass in toast. This largely superficial method of appreciation means we have a tendency to overlook the stories behind the beverage, which are often rich in tradition, history and myth. Take the classic Ibiza liqueur Hierbas Ibicencas, for instance. Today, it’s highly visible in bars, restaurants and clubs across the island, however this anise-infused digestif once had a much more sobering purpose.
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