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Mandarine Napoléon

Mandarine Napoléon
Grande Cuvée Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 38%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32.99

Mandarine Napoléon
Grande Cuvée Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 38%
Brilliant golden amber color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of tangerine and kumquat marmalades, chocolate orange peels, and hint of wax and pepper with an oily, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long honeyed orange zests, peppercorns, apple brandy in black tea, and cedar and green anise finish. A lovely orange liqueur with a warming brandy character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy, Complex & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: tangerine and kumquat marmalades, chocolate orange peels, and hint of wax and pepper
Taste Flavor: honeyed orange zests, peppercorns, apple brandy in black tea, and cedar and green anise
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Brandy Crusta, El Presidente
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely orange liqueur with a warming brandy character.

The Producer

Royal Dutch Distillers

The Producer
7288 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL 33150
USA
1 305-571-3583

Their Portfolio

Fruit Liqueur

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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.