While stationed in France during World War I, J. Marion Legendre learned about pastis and absinthe. Upon his return to the United States (after Prohibition ended), this apothecary-turned-entrepreneur introduced his Legendre Absinthe to New Orleans.
The spirit was later renamed Legendre Herbsaint and its tagline was, "Drink Herbsaint Wherever Absinthe Is Called For.”
Our Herbsaint is still made with Legendre's original 1930s recipe and the liqueur's unique anise flavor is a key ingredient in our official Sazerac cocktail recipe.
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