In the early days of cocktail-making orange liqueurs emerged as the most popular ingredients, figuring in a vast array of cocktails. Cointreau still remains one of the most famous liqueurs in the world - but nowadays, orange liqueurs are just a small part of a vast array of fruit liqueurs from all over the world.
Launched in 2012, Merlet's Lune d'Abricot is a traditional French Apricot Brandy. Apricots grown in Roussillon are macerated in pure alcohol then blended with extracts of apricot kernels and Merlet's own 2 to 6 year old Cognacs. Finally sugar is added. Can be drunk neat or in a zombie or nacional daiquiri.
A triple sec from Combier, who claim that Jean-Baptiste Combier invented the orange liqueur sometime between 1834 and 1848 at their distillery in Saumur. Debated though that is, this is one of the originals, with a a bright citrus flavour.
High-quality orange liqueur from French artisan producer. All the Briottet range have proper 'real' fruit flavour integrity - they taste like the fruit itself, not some confected approximation. Highly recommended.
A range of unusual liqueurs developed by Gabriel Boudier for use in the 3-Michelin-starred restaurants run by the Bernard Loiseau group. This one is made with strawberries and Tasmanian black pepper, which sounds rather amazing.