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Merlet

Merlet
Creme de Fraise Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20
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Merlet
Creme de Fraise Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Dark garnet color. Fruity aromas of strawberry preserves and butter, toasted hazelnut and citrus, and swiss cocoa with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, very long honeyed strawberries and blood oranges, strawberry gastrique, and hint of potpourri finish. A rich, pure, strawberry liqueur with superb vibrancy and depth of flavor.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: strawberry preserves and butter, toasted hazelnut and citrus, and swiss cocoa
Taste Flavor: honeyed strawberries and blood oranges, strawberry gastrique, and hint of potpourri
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on the rocks, neat and in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Singapore Sling, Jack Rose
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, pure, strawberry liqueur with superb vibrancy and depth of flavor.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

The Producer
40, Rue de Chevessac
St. Sauvant, 17610
France
33 -546 91 50 36

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.