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.
A range of unusual liqueurs developed by Gabriel Boudier for use in the 3-Michelin-starred restaurants run by the Bernard Loiseau group. This version has combined sloe and elderberry which sounds superb.
Made in France with locally-produced Golden Japanese Ume plums, Prucia is made by macerating the plums in grape spirit before ageing in French oak barrels, with the end result having almond / marzipan along with the juicy plum flavours. Great in a glass of sparkling wine as an alternative Kir Royale.
A great sloe gin from Plymouth, combining their gin straight off the still with the fruit for two months, before checking and sweetening, and then two more months of maturation before bottling. A big, tangy, fruity sloe gin.
A bottle of triple sec from Warenghem distillery in Breton. Distilled from hand selected orange peels. Can be used in classic cocktails, on its own with ice or, in the Breton style, add it when flambéing pancakes.
A marvellous golden triple sec curaçao from highly-esteemed versatile cognac/gin/vodka/liqueur producer Pierre Ferrand. This is made with aged cognac and Curacao oranges, giving it a fantastic depth of flavour.
Created in 1860, while Jean-Baptiste Combier was in prison, this blend of Original Combier, Elixir Combier and VSOP cognac, along with a variety of herbs and spices, is packed full of orange and spice. Great on its own or in cocktails when you need a bit more spice than a triple sec can deliver.