Aniseed drinks (including the best-seller in Israel - Arak), are produced by fermentation and distillation of alcohol, especially such that produced from grapes, and then soaking the distilled alcohol with anise star. Anise star flavor in liquor has a very noticeable and very distinctive flavor, so many people have very extreme attitude towards it - you either love it or hate it. Another feature of anisette is a change in color when it comes with contact with various liquids - anise oil dissolves when added to alcohol and becomes clear, but when you add water to it, for example, it is going through a change and gets a murky white color. Try it and you will see for yourself.
A little bit about anise:
Licorice candy is made using anise extracts.
Some of the most common anise flavoured alcoholic drinks are: Arak, Ouzo, Raki, Pastis and Absinthe .