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Giffard Crème de Fraise des bois (Wild strawberry) 50cl

Giffard Crème de Fraise des bois (Wild strawberry) 50cl

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Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois (Wild Strawberry) 50cl: A Taste of the Summer Forest

Calling all lovers of sweet, vibrant flavours! Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois (Wild Strawberry) is a delightful liqueur that captures the essence of sun-drenched summer berries. This 50cl bottle from the renowned French producer Giffard promises an explosion of wild strawberry taste, perfect for enjoying neat, in cocktails, or as an ingredient in decadent desserts.

A Feast for the Senses: Colour, Aroma, and Taste

Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois boasts a captivating appearance. The liqueur pours a deep red with flashes of orange, hinting at the juicy fruit within. As you raise the glass to your nose, an intense and undeniably fruity aroma unfolds. It's not just your average strawberry scent, though. This liqueur celebrates the unique character of wild strawberries, with their slightly tart and intriguingly "green" notes that mingle with the sweetness of ripe, jammy berries.

The first sip is a revelation. The texture is smooth and creamy, luxuriously coating the palate. The flavour explodes with the essence of wild strawberries. There's a delightful balance of sweet and tart, with the initial burst of sunshine-ripened fruit giving way to a touch of acidity that keeps things interesting. This tartness evokes the wild origins of the strawberries, reminding you of berries plucked straight from the forest floor. As the flavours develop, hints of jam and marmalade emerge, adding a touch of complexity to the experience.

Beyond the Basics: Serving Suggestions

Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois is a versatile liqueur that can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Neat or on the Rocks: For a pure and unadulterated taste experience, savour Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois chilled and neat. Alternatively, pour it over ice for a refreshing twist, perfect for a warm summer evening.
  • Fruity Cocktails: This liqueur is a natural when it comes to crafting delicious cocktails. Here's a simple yet impressive suggestion:
    • Wild Berry Royale: Combine 50ml Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois, 25ml Champagne or Prosecco, and 25ml soda water in a champagne flute. Garnish with a fresh strawberry for an elegant touch.
  • Dessert Delights:  Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois can elevate your desserts to new heights. Drizzle it over ice cream, fruit salad, or pound cake for a burst of fruity flavour.
    • Wild Strawberry Cheesecake: Infuse a portion of the cheesecake batter with Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois for a delightful twist on a classic dessert.
  • Pairing with Cheese: Don't underestimate the power of pairing liqueurs with cheese. Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois complements creamy goat cheeses beautifully. The sweet and tart flavours of the liqueur cut through the richness of the cheese, creating a delightful harmony on the palate.

In Conclusion: A Sweet Escape

Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois is more than just a strawberry liqueur; it's a journey to a sun-drenched summer forest. The intense wild strawberry flavour, the smooth texture, and the touch of acidity make it a truly captivating drink. Whether enjoyed neat, in cocktails, or as part of a decadent dessert, Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois offers a delightful escape to a world of pure flavour.

Looking to add a touch of wild strawberry magic to your life? Look no further than The General Wine Co. We offer Giffard Crème de Fraise des Bois alongside a wide selection of other liqueurs and spirits. Visit our website or our store in Liphook to explore the world of flavours and discover your new favourite tipple.


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