About Liqueurs from France

About Liqueurs from France
As with wine, French spirits are world famous and of exceptional quality. The types of spirits and liqueurs produced in France reads like a what's what of these categories. There are Cognacs and Armagnacs hat are the most refined and compelling of all brandies. In addition, you have herb liqueurs, spice liqueurs, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as dry and sweet vermouth. Eaux-de-vie, produced from wine grapes as well as fruit from Alsace, are among the best of their type found anywhere. There are also gins produced in France and as of recently, vodka as well. Products such as these may not be as well known as those from other countries, but the fact that they are products of France helps give them instant respect.

Top Picks for France


Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur
98 points
Best Buy
An intense, complex and generous Creme de Cassis with bold, pure flavors; the go-to choice for Kir Royale, El Diablo and other classic cocktails.
98 points $23 Best Buy
Joseph Cartron Sureau Elderflower Liqueur
97 points
A delicious melange of florals, herbs and spices dance on the tongue in this begging-to-be-mixed liqueur.
Awards: 2021 Best Liqueur
Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur
96 points
A vivid and pure orchard fruit liqueur with delicious length and balance.
Awards: 2021 Best Fruit Liqueur
Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur
95 points
A bold berry liqueur with subtle chocolate nuances.
Merlet Creme De Framboise Liqueur
94 points
A lush and tasty sipper, and would make an incredible summer punch.
Awards: 2022 Best Fruit Liqueur
La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Rouge
94 points
Best Buy
A nicely poised Vermouth well suited for a cocktail or sipping on the rocks.
Awards: 2022 Best Vermouth Sweet
94 points $24 Best Buy
Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur
94 points
A vivid berry liqueur with a pop of balancing acidity; great for sparkling wine cocktails.
June by G’Vine Gin Liqueur
94 points
An ethereal, yet powerful herb and fruit liqueur that will inspire delicious and captivating cocktails.
Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur
94 points
This rockstar, versatile liqueur will be loved neat, on the rocks, served up, and will elevate most any cocktail.
Awards: 2020 Best Orange Liqueur
94 points $39.99
Grand Marnier Cuvée Du Centenaire Liqueur
93 points
A rich and decadent after dinner sipper that would make a luxurious Sidecar or Margarita.
Awards: 2022 Best Flavored Brandy Liqueur