Full Review

Merlet

Merlet
Creme De Framboise Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Merlet
Creme De Framboise Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 18%
Dark garnet color. Aromas and flavors of black cherry and strawberry preserves, currants, mint, anise, grilled herbs, and strawberry pop rocks with a round, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a compelling, long finish with notes of candied raspberry and strawberry, grilled herbs, black licorice, and grape bubble gum. A lush and tasty sipper, and would make an incredible summer punch.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black cherry and strawberry preserves, currants, mint, anise, grilled herbs, and strawberry pop rocks
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of candied raspberry and strawberry, grilled herbs, black licorice, and grape bubble gum
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Amaretto Sour, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lush and tasty sipper, and would make an incredible summer punch.

The Importer

Bedford & Grove Ltd

The Importer
12700 Townpark Way
Louisville, KY 40243
USA
1 502-244-4123

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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.