Suze Gentian Liqueur
Suze has been the subject of a Pablo Picasso still life, it’s had one-off labels designed by the likes of Christian Lacroix and Jean Cocteau, it’s distilled in a factory designed by Gustave Eiffel and no self-respecting cocktail bar is without a bottle. Despite all that, this legendary apéritif remains inexplicably under-the-radar. However, for those looking to move on from Aperol, Picon Bière or Angostura Bitters, this could be the next big thing…
Invented in 1889 by Fernand Moureaux, Suze is made by macerating wild gentian roots for over a year, then double distilling it with carefully selected herbs and botanicals.
Pleasantly bitter, Suze Gentian Liqueur has a touch of sweetness and notes of vanilla, turmeric, pine needles, eucalyptus, pomelo, thyme honey, juniper, angelica and orange zest. Where it gets its name remains a mystery – was it named after Fernand’s stepsister Suzanne Jaspart or a river in Switzerland around which he harvested his raw materials? But the real mystery is why your drinks cabinet doesn’t already contain a bottle?
Wonderfully versatile, it can be sipped neat over ice or with soda and a slice of orange. This liqueur adds a depth to cocktails that is often compared by mixologists to seasoning food with salt and pepper. Try a teaspoon to season your favourite martini, a Southside, an Armagnac sour or a Sidecar. Alternatively mix with a premium tonic to create an unrivalled thirst-quencher, or use it create our new obsession, a White Negroni.
£3 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3058796
Style No.: 752899
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