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Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon 70cl

Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon 70cl

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Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon 70cl: A Taste of Blackcurrant Excellence

A liqueur steeped in tradition, Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon offers an authentic blackcurrant experience in a 70cl bottle.  Produced in Dijon, France, this crème de cassis is a premium choice for those seeking a deep, rich blackcurrant flavour to elevate cocktails, desserts, and even culinary creations.

Aroma:  Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon opens with an intense and inviting bouquet of blackcurrants.  The aroma is clean and fresh, capturing the essence of ripe blackcurrants just picked from the bush. Hints of underlying sweetness and a touch of herbal earthiness peek through, adding complexity to the fragrance.

Palate:  The first sip delivers a burst of concentrated blackcurrant flavour that floods the palate.  The liqueur is luxuriously smooth and well-balanced, with a natural sweetness that complements the tartness of the blackcurrants.  Subtle notes of blackcurrant leaf and bud emerge on the mid-palate, adding a touch of astringency and depth.  The finish is clean and lingers pleasantly, leaving a lasting impression of blackcurrant richness.

Key characteristics:

  • Deep, intense blackcurrant flavour
  • Clean and fresh aroma
  • Natural sweetness balanced by tartness
  • Luxuriously smooth texture
  • Subtle herbal and earthy notes
  • Long-lasting finish

Serving suggestions:

Cocktails:  Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon is a versatile ingredient in a variety of cocktails. Here are a few classic and contemporary options:

  • Kir: The quintessential French aperitif, a Kir combines a measure of crème de cassis with a top-up of dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc.
  • Kir Royale: For a touch of elegance, substitute Champagne for the white wine in a Kir.
  • Blackcurrant Royale: Muddle a few fresh blackcurrants in a shaker with a measure of Briottet, then add gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup. Shake and strain into a champagne flute topped with Champagne.
  • Bramble: A delightful gin-based cocktail featuring muddled blackberries, lemon juice, sugar syrup, and Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon.

Food Pairings:  Beyond cocktails, Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon shines in culinary applications.

  • Desserts: Drizzle over ice cream, fresh fruit salad, or use it to create a decadent sauce for chocolate cakes and puddings.
  • Fruit fillings: Incorporate a splash of Briottet into homemade jams, jellies, and pie fillings for a burst of blackcurrant flavour.
  • Glazes and marinades: Add a touch of sophistication to glazes for grilled meats or poultry, or use it in a marinade for lamb or venison.

Overall:

Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon is a superb choice for those seeking a top-shelf blackcurrant liqueur.  Its intense blackcurrant flavour, smooth texture, and versatility make it a valuable addition to any home bar or kitchen.  Whether enjoyed in a classic Kir or incorporated into a creative dessert, Briottet elevates the experience with its authentic blackcurrant essence.

Looking to elevate your cocktail creations or add a touch of sophistication to desserts?  Look no further than Briottet Crème de Cassis de Dijon.  Order yours today from The General Wine Co. and experience the taste of blackcurrant excellence.

 

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