What is Crème de Cassis

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Although not well-known in the 21st century, Crème de Cassis has a lot to offer in terms of flavor and versatility in cocktails.

What is Crème de Cassis?

Crème de cassis is a rich and sweet liquor originating from the French region of Burgundy. It is made from black currants and contains approximately 15% ABV. Popular in cocktails, it is also served as a digestif. The fruit from which it is derived is known to have a number of antioxidant effects, which may be reflected in certain benefits of this liquor when consumed in moderation.

What Does it Taste Like?

True to its blackcurrant origin, the taste of crème de cassis is deep, tart, tannic, and fruity

How Long Does it Last?

If stored in a cool, dry location, an unopened bottle can be kept for several years. However, due to its high fruit content, once opened, it should be kept refrigerated and consumed within a few months.

Substitutes

Although not widely popular, crème de cassis does pop up in recipes for desserts, jams, and cocktails. If you don’t have a bottle stocked, there are some good potential alternatives:

  • Black Currant Syrup: An excellent non-alcoholic substitute from the same fruit.
  • Raspberry Liqueur: With a similar berry flavor, this liquor is a good substitute if you want to keep your cocktails alcoholic.
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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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