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Giffard creates spicy liqueur with French peppers

French producer Giffard has expanded its range with a new spicy liqueur, which has been infused with Espelette peppers.

The Giffard Piment d’Espelette liqueur adds spiciness to cocktails

The new liqueur is said to embrace two trends: spiciness and craftsmanship, and is Giffard’s first spicy product.

The Giffard Piment d’Espelette liqueur is made with Espelette peppers, a mild to medium-hot chilli from the town of Espelette in France. To produce the liqueur, whole Espelette peppers are slowly macerated, along with a touch of dark agricole rum from Martinique.

Bottled at 40% ABV, the resulting liquid offers an “intense spiciness with complex aromas” and “smooth and warm notes”.

The liqueur can be served with a variety of spirits or in cocktails. Giffard said the degree of spiciness can be adjusted depending on how much of the liqueur is used.

“Our Piment d’Espelette liqueur is the perfect ingredient to add spiciness in cocktails, it enhances all flavours with consistency, but also delivers deep and complex aromas for a richer drinking experience” said Raphaëlle Chaize, Giffard’s beverage expert.

Signature serves for the liqueur include a Tommy’s Margarita and a Spicy Basil Smash.

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