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St. Elder

St. Elder
Blood Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

St. Elder
Blood Orange Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 35%
Minutely hazy silvery salmon pink color. Aromas of ruby red grapefruit flesh, basil, and lilac with a satiny, vibrant, bittersweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length juicy grapefruit, peppery, and orange seeds finish. A juicy citrus liqueur that offers herbaceous nuance; a balanced and flavorful addition to add complex citrus notes to cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity
Aroma Aroma: ruby red grapefruit flesh, basil, and lilac
Taste Flavor: juicy grapefruit, peppery, and orange seeds
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy citrus liqueur that offers herbaceous nuance; a balanced and flavorful addition to add complex citrus notes to cocktails.

The Producer or Importer

M.S. Walker Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
975 University Avenue
Norwood, MA 02062
USA
1 617-776-6700

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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.