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A very feminine Violette liqueur from Cartron

The latest creation from liquorist Joseph Cartron in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Burgundy, France, is Liqueur de Violette

The distiller extracts essential oils from Violets imported from Egypt. After evaporation, the remaining paste, which has very powerful aroma, is diluted in alcohol, then filtered and concentrated by a very low pressure distillation. This concentrate, called Violet absolute, is then added to pure alcohol. The slow incorporation of crystallized sugar naturally lowers the alcohol content and develops the violet flavour.

“By its originality and subtlety our Liqueur de Violette will surprise the bar world and become the muse like its big sister the Liqueur de Sureau. Its delicacy and freshness evokes the floral, powdery and very slightly sugary perfume of the sweets of our childhood. It invites us to dream and to softness in order to elaborate refined and very flowery cocktails,” says Judith Cartron, president of Joseph Cartron.

The Joseph Cartron Liqueur de Violette 20%ABV can be served in cocktails or neat on ice. It is also ideal for enhancing desserts.It is available in the wine stores and delicatessens.

18 June 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor