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Old 04-08-2005, 18:05
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Default Hierbas de Mallorca

I first came across this liqueur in El Posito when a bottle was placed on our table and we were invited to help ourselves.

To me it looked like thick olive oil but tasted delicious and reminded me of the French "pastis".

The version we had was sweet but I know there is a dry and "mixed" version. Am I right?

I looked it up on Google and couldn't really find a lot of information except that it is made with aniseed and various "grasses" and herbs.

We saw it everywhere after that and there is a huge selection at Palma Duty Free.

Any stories about this drink gratefully received but please keep them clean!

Jane
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Old 04-08-2005, 18:15
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Jane it is a great drink and I love the 'mix ' but find the dry
like fire water and the sweet very sickly. It's available in 3
varieties dry ,sweet or mixed although a lot of restaurants
only stock dry and sweet and simply mix them together !

I'm not admitting to anything your honour...but this drink
does come with a warning! On the back of the bottle in very
small print it says ' Drink in moderation ....you have been
warned !'

Unfortunately I only discovered this the following
morning...... :\

Debs
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Old 05-08-2005, 00:57
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Default Re:Hierbas de Mallorca

Hi girls!

There was a good topic on this not too long ago.

Did we lose it in The Great Hack of 2005?
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:00
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Was there, Portofan??

I don't remember it, so if I've duplicated I'm sorry.

Any tales Porto??

Jane
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Old 05-08-2005, 01:02
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I think great chunks of my memory have been lost after drinking hierbas! >D
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:20
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Jane, If I'm right there is a "sweet" type and a "dry" type. Most locals prefer to mix both. So you are able to buy a bottle of the "mix". I prefer both and have yet to try the mixed.

Rob
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:35
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Hi Rob

Caprabo stock all 3 versions!

Be afraid... VERY afraid

Debs
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Old 08-08-2005, 03:39
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roflmao
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Old 11-08-2005, 16:12
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Default herbes (hierbas) de Mallorca

Here you are a wide information about this:

www.illesbalearsqualitat....?id_pr=354
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(...) An aniseed flavoured liqueur with a geographical designation, obtained from the maceration and/or hydroalcoholic distillation of aromatic plants from the island of Majorca. There are three types: sweet, semi-sweet and dry.
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Production data:
&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Year 2004:
Nš of producers: 9
Output: 1.162.669 L
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&nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp Ordre of setember 30th 2002 (...)www.illesbalearsqualitat.com/dades_dr.jsp?id_pr=354
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Old 11-08-2005, 19:51
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I just don't get Hierbas.

Do you mean to say that people actually drink this by choice??
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Old 11-08-2005, 20:05
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I love it Sara4, mind you I love drinking Raki too.

Rob
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Great for digestion after eating - works every time (thats my excuse anyway!) Prefer the sweet myself (mixed and dry way too potent) and if ice left to melt for a minute not sickly at all.........mmm
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Absolutely perfect for aiding digestion .. wouldn't touch the stuff otherwise..I have to hold my nose and force it down
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Old 12-08-2005, 16:38
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Debz I now have this mental image of you dressed in your finest after a very posh meal and finnishing it off with a nice glass of Hierbas de Mallorca:eek .:rollin
Take care.

Rob
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Old 13-08-2005, 01:53
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I do try to be discreet tho Rob...spoonful of sugar and all that !

Chat soon

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