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Merlet

Merlet
Crème de Melon Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13.95
Best Buy

Merlet
Crème de Melon Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cantaloupe, golden apple, and honeydew with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of watermelon finish. A light and outgoing melon liqueur with an excellent sense of freshness and purity.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: ripe cantaloupe, golden apple, and honeydew
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of watermelon
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Aperol Spritz, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and outgoing melon liqueur with an excellent sense of freshness and purity.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

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

Their Portfolio

84 Merlet Trois Citrus Triple Sec 40% (France) $30.00.
93 Merlet Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur 18% (France) $20.00.
94 Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Brandy Liqueur 24% (France) $30.00.
83 Merlet Chevessac Pineau des Charentes Extra Vieux 17% (France) $35.99.
94 Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur 18% (France) $13.95.
93 Merlet Crème de Framboise Liqueur 18% (France) $23.95.
90 Merlet C2 Café Liqueur 33% (France) $31.95.
88 Merlet VSOP Cognac 40% (France) $42.95.

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.