Crème de Cassis is what the French call this delicious black currant liqueur. It was originally developed in the 16th century by French monks as a cure for snakebites, jaundice, and wretchedness. Silly silly monks. Although there have been no double-blind controlled studies on this liqueur's curative effect on the condition of wretchedness, it's good to play it safe with some crème de cassis anyway. Additionally, if you are jaundiced, put down this bottle and see a doctor immediately. And please remember that you don't have to be bitten by a snake to enjoy this liqueur.
Handcrafted in small batches, our crème de cassis follows age-old European traditions, so our recipe showcases the amazing flavour of the black currant without using an overpowering amount of sugar. She is slightly tart, full bodied, and very wine like. Being purists, we don't include any additives, preservatives, or water in our liqueurs, and for every bottle we use about 3 lbs. of black currants.
This liqueur may be enjoyed by itself, as an aperitif, or as an addition to a cocktail, such as the royal kir.