Kit Warchol

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Ready or Not, Licorice Is Coming for Your Coffee, Cocktails, and More Is it time to give licorice-flavored drinks another chance?

Food & Wine, Mar. 2024

Licorice is a flavor beloved by a few but hated by many — in fact, by most. In 2023, Instacart commissioned The Harris Poll to conduct a 2,000-person survey on the most polarizing foods — licorice came in second only to anchovies as America’s “most hated” food. 

And yet lately, that unmistakable anise-meets-fennel flavor has increasingly appeared in drinks at coffee shops, bars, and restaurants. 


Photo by DEVIN DEROSE, courtesy of Capri Club