ANTIQUE PELINKOVAC is the oldest and most famous Badel premium herbal liqueur, but also one of the most intriguing Croatian beverages. The product dates back to 1862, the year famous Croatian liquor factory – Badel was founded.
It was designed by Franjo Pokorny, a merchant and founder of Badel in 1862. At the time, Antique was sold exclusively in pharmacies under the recommendation of “gastric invigorating agent”. He was so in demand that Francis Pokorny became a supplier of this fantastic liquor even to the Viennese and French courts, and according to records, it was already being exported to America at that time. The recipe used to make Badel Antique Pelinkovac is the oldest and well-preserved recipe in the Badel 1862 archive.