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A simply lovely pink grapefruit Liqueur from France that should be a permanent addition to your bar.
In 1885 there was a heatwave in France. Émile Giffard was a local chemist (pharmacist) living in the town of Angers in the Loire valley. He mixed up a minty Liqueur to have a soothing, cool drink and very much liked it. So he mixed up a full battle and took it to the lobby of the Grand Hotel and basically handed out free drams. Soon folks were clamoring for more so he transformed his chemist shop into a small makeshift distillery and started producing his Menthe-Pastille Liqueur. Since then, five generations of his descendants have produced fine French Spirits in Loire under the Giffard name.
Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rosé is created via the careful maceration of pink grapefruit from Provence into neutral Spirit. It strikes a perfect balance of sweet, bitter, fruit, and acidity with a simply wonderful aroma. It is lovely and bit fun to sip neat as a Cordial, but the mad scientists behind the bar at Flaviar central have been having a blast using it in cocktails. Even just as a topper for a glass of Prosecco adds a little zing to the sparkle. We’re going to have to keep a bottle or two of this stuff around for… ahem, scientific purposes.
The word "pamplemousse" is fun to say and a bit elegant, but translates directly from the French as "grapefruit."
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is quite striking with sweet grapefruit and floral notes.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Taken neat the palate dances on point, perfectly balanced with citrus, zesty, and sweetness.
The finish is medium-length and is all fruit all day.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rosé and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.