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Merlet

Merlet
Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$29

Merlet
Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 40%
Clear color. Aromas of birch, fresh butter lettuce, aloe, and orange drink with a satiny, vibrant, sweet light body and a smooth, quick mixed citrus peels finish. A light, citrusy Liqueur that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: birch, fresh butter lettuce, aloe, and orange drink
Taste Flavor: mixed citrus peels
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Margarita, Pimm's Cup
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, citrusy liqueur that will be very versatile.

The Producer

Distillerie Merlet & Fils

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

Their Portfolio

BR Merlet Chevessac Pineau des Charentes Extra Vieux 17% (France) $35.99. - Bronze Medal
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.
98 Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur 20% (France) $23.00.
93 Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur 18% (France) $23.00.
BR Merlet Trois Citrus Fruit Liqueur 40% (France) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Merlet Lune D’Abricot Flavored Brandy Liqueur 25% (France) $29.00.

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.