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.
Founded in 1874, the French liqueur house Gabriel Boudier is justly most famous for its Creme de Cassis, but also produces a wide range of other fine fruit-based liqueurs with pretty labels, of which this raspberry liqueur is an outstanding example.
This is Lejay Lagoute's world famous Crème de Cassis de Dijon. This is made with a blend of 55% Noir de Bourgogne and 45% Black Down blackcurrants with a small amount of blackcurrant bub infusion. Filtered with the aid of gravity, it is bottled along with 400g/l of sugar. Excellent with Champagne in a Kir Royale.
A bottle of Lejay-Legoute's Crème de Pêche liqueur. Founded back in 1836, they have been making well respected liqueurs for over a century. This is made with real peaches and is delicious as an alcoholic ice cream sauce.
A bottle of raspberry flavoured liqueur from French experts Lejay-Lagoute, best-known for their legendary Crème de Cassis. Very fruity, almost jam-like, this works well in both long drinks or in cocktails.
A bottle of strawberry flavoured liqueur from French experts Lejay-Lagoute, best-known for their legendary Crème de Cassis. Very fruity, this works well in both long drinks or in cocktails, where it also adds colour.
A delicious bilberry liqueur from Lejay-Lagoute, packaged in their recognisable reto-styled bottle. The bilberry is often confused with the blueberry, of which it is a close relative, but is richer and more fully-flavoured. Try this with sparkling wine instead of cassis for a superbly alternative kir royale. Will also greatly enhance fruit pies and cakes.
Bramley & Gage have been hand-producing fine liqueurs at their farm in South Devon for over 20 years, using all-natural local ingredients and no added colourings or preservatives. This exquisite cherry brandy won a Gold Medal at the Taste of the West Awards in 2007, its first year of production.
A superb Damson Gin from Bramley & Gage, this is the ideal replacement for those of you still lamenting the much-missed Plymouth Damson. Bramley & Gage have been hand-producing fine liqueurs at their farm in South Devon for over 20 years.