Meletti Dry Anisetta Liqueur (700ml)
The Meletti dry takes the family's classic recipe but decreases the sugar content and ups the ABV (42% as opposed to 35%). As a cocktail ingredient it's much more friendly than absinthe and reportedly, easier to 'control' than Pernod or Ricard.
Other reviews... Recommended by the producer for cocktails, this higher-octane, lower sugar anisette offers a bright orange peel aroma and fruity-spiced palate that finishes with brisk cayenne and cinnamon, fading off into an earthy aniseed hint. 93 points - Kara Newman, wineenthusiast.com