Full Review

X-Rated

X-Rated
Tropix

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 17%
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24.99

X-Rated
Tropix

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 17%
Brilliant hazy golden yellow color. Mild, fruity aromas of coconut oil, pineapple yogurt, and vanilla candle with a lightly tannic, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, quick pineapple husk, straw, and nut oil finish.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild & fruity
Aroma Aroma: coconut oil, pineapple yogurt, and vanilla candle
Taste Flavor: pineapple husk, straw, and nut oil
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Piña Colada, Espresso Martini
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer or Importer

Campari America

The Producer or  Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 415-315-8000

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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.