Definition of Pernod in English:



  • [mass noun] An aniseed-flavoured aperitif.

    • ‘Carlos came back with a tray of bottles: Gin, whiskey, Pernod, Fernet Branca and a small bottle of bitters.’
    • ‘His drinks of choice are Pernod, Tequila, Southern Comfort, Jim Beam and any Scotch whisky that costs more than Chivas Regal.’
    • ‘Add the Noilly Prat or vermouth and Pernod, then cook until reduced right down.’
    • ‘The liquorice and aniseed aromas and flavours are so dominant that you could be drinking Pernod or Ricard - at about half the price.’
    • ‘That helped improve operating profit at Pernod's main wine and spirits unit by between 8% and 10% and reduce debt to about E1.8 billion at year end.’


Named after the manufacturing firm Pernod Fils.