About Giffard Amaretto Syrup
The origins of the French company Giffard can be traced back to 1885, when Émile Giffard started looking into the digestive and refreshing properties of mint. Giffard was a pharmacologist at the time, making and selling medicine in Angers, France. What he ended up creating was a mint liqueur, which he immediately put to the test, and offered to the guests at a hotel to provide relief from the scorching summer sun. The pure and refined drink proved a hit and prompted the Frenchman to transform his pharmacy into a distillery. The liqueur was named Menthe-Pastille after the mint sweets that were popular at the time. Today the family business continues the tradition and continues carrying the Giffard banner, five generations later.
Giffard's liqueurs are crafted by macerating locally-sourced fruits and plants in alcohol for 48 hours up to 3 months. This infusion serves as the basis for their liqueurs. These are masterfully blended, filtered, and meticulously tested. Giffard is constantly innovating and working on recipes with the same passion that led to the brand's creation all those years ago. Today they have several liqueurs, syrups, and spirits on offer, even producing tequila, sake, and sauces.
The golden-colored Giffard Amaretto Syrup is a sugar syrup that has a delicate balance of sweetness and bitterness, along with bitter almonds and a hint of apricots. It goes well with coffee, tea, milk-shakes, smoothies, ice-cream, and other desserts, and is an invaluable cocktail ingredient.
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