Liqueurs from Provence
Discover the traditional liqueurs of the South of France
50 cl - 40°
This liqueur, characteristic of Haute Provence, is produced with wild thyme, a rustic and rebellious plant, harvested at the beginning of springtime, a time when our whole region is scented by this "simple"perfume. This characteristic digestif is testament to time-old tradition and regional soils, thanks ti its delightful garrigue perfume!
SPOTLIGHT ON LIQUEURS
Spirits, also called liqueurs and sometimes digestifs, are created from a base of distilled alcohol, unlike other drinks like cider, wine or beer that are the result of fermentation. They are produced from the distillation and or maceration of botanical products such as fruit, plants, roots or flowers. Certain liqueurs are used for making cocktails, and others are for drinking by themselves. The aim is to reveal the true expression of the fruit or plant from which they are made, for example the Poire de Douce, which is half pear, half cognac. Others are a subtly delicious blend of several fruits, as is the case of Amandine with its almonds, cherries and peaches intermingled with different spices for a unique taste.
DIFFERENT MOMENTS FOR DRINKING LIQUEURS
Liqueurs can very well be consumed neat or on the rocks, and their digestive qualities after a meal have earned them the name of digestifs, but they can equally well be served as an aperitif. They are also excellent flavour enhancers for use in cuisine. Fruit based liqueurs pair well with desserts, ice creams, sorbets and other sweet dishes, whilst more intense liqueurs made with plants such as farigoule (or thyme) are ideal for incorporating into meat or seafood dishes.
The Provençal liqueurs proposed on this page also make great cocktails. Pear, chocolate, tropical fruit, almond, thyme, blueberry, genepi….
Take a look at our cocktails section to discover hundreds of original and refreshing cocktail recipes, to make with your favourite liqueurs.