Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Violet liquer to be a hit this year

Gorgeous to look at as well as to taste, The Bitter Truth Crѐme de Violette is made from wild violet blossoms that grow in the Alps which are then added to the finest grain spirit. The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur captures the delicate elegant flavours of this fragile flower in a very impressive way and it is just as happy to be sipped over ice or mixed up in classic cocktails such as The Aviation or the Violet Julep. To taste it is slightly sweet and flowery however the violet aroma is very unobtrusive and all natural.

 Liqueurs date back centuries and are historical descendants of herbal medicines, primarily prepared by monks. Liqueurs were made in Europe as early as the 13th century when medical scientists brought the knowhow of distillation with them from the crusades. The consumption of liqueurs was later required at all treaty signings during the Middle Ages.

The Bitter Truth liqueurs are prepared by infusing only the best natural ingredients like fruits, flowers and spices in either water or alcohol (maceration), and adding sugar. With an ABV of 22% they have a lower alcohol content than spirits.

The lovely luminous colour is derived from the delicate flowers from which it is made and which provides its hint of sweetness with a top floral note. With The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur it is possible to mix classic cocktails like The Aviation and The Blue Moon and including ingredients as listed in the original recipes dating back to early twentieth century times, but it’s also equally good in more modern concoctions such as the Violet Fizz.

How to make a Violet Julep:

50ml Barcelo Gran Platinum Rum
20ml The Bitter Truth Violet Liqueur
20ml Lime juice
10ml Sugar syrup
Mint leaves
Muddle mint with rum, add other ingredients (except Violet Liqueur), ice and stir. Float with violet liqueur and garnish with mint leaves.

Available from Harvey Nichols nationwide and www.thedrinkshop.com prices from £20.82 for 500ml bottle, 22%abv.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a Alcohol Server Certification student but I haven't heard of this kind of liquer actually but I really do like sweet liquers and I would love to try this. Now I got my eyes on this one. Nice post!