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Grand Imperial

Grand Imperial
Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Grand Imperial
Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bright golden yellow color. Peppery aromas of orange marmalade and sweet cream with a glycerous, fruity sweet medium body and a a hot, warming pepper and chocolate orange peel finish. Definitely a mixer, where dilution will tame the heat.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: orange marmalade and sweet cream
Taste Flavor: a hot, warming pepper and chocolate orange peel
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Definitely a mixer, where dilution will tame the heat.
The Importer

Cognac Ferrand USA

The Importer
44 Woodstone Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
USA
1 978-771-9234
Fruit Liqueur
Spirits Glass Copita Ruby.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Fruit liqueurs are produced by two main methods, either purely with fruit juices or sometimes with fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Numerous fruits are used in the production of fruit liqueurs, such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis and blackberry. Alcoholic content ranges from 15% to 30%.

These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.
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