About Giffard

Giffard liqueurs are made with tradition and quality, blending established processes like slow maceration, with cutting-edge methods, in order to achieve the uncompromised taste of whole, natural fruits, herbs and spices. Since 1885, four generations of the Giffard family have worked hard to continuously provide the world with quality liqueurs and syrups.

Giffard Pamplemousse

Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups

Grapefruit. Perfected.

Giffard Pamplemousse

Specialty Liqueur
Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse illustration

Fresh, pink grapefruit peels are steam distilled to extract the bright, aromatic essential oils contained within. Using Giffard Pamplemousse is the perfect way to add a little sunshine to creative cocktails or to brighten up some bubbles.

Volume 750 mL | ABV: 16%
Appearance Blush pink
Aroma Candied grapefruit, black pepper, lemon, bitter orange
Tasting Notes Bittersweet, grapefruit zest, tart and refreshing

Nature is the Best Ingredient

To craft this pink grapefruit liqueur, Giffard incorporates the essential oils found in the peel, that are extracted through a process of steam-distillation. True to the fruit, the result is the bright aromatic quality and the balanced bitterness and tartness of fresh pink grapefruit.

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"Every bartender has at least one ingredient in their arsenal that can improve just about any cocktail. Shae Minnillo of Maison Premiere in New York City offers tips on using his secret weapon, Giffard Pamplemousse." - Punch

Its distinctive bittersweet flavor, obtained by extracting the fruit’s essential oils through steam distillation, has swiftly landed Giffard Pamplemousse a spot on back bars across the country.

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Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups


The Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups collection is diverse and unique, ranging from classic staples such as Cassis, Orgeat syrup and Curaçao Triple Sec, to contemporary innovations like Banane du Brèsil and Pamplemousse. The collection is anchored by the company's signature liqueur, Menthe Pastille, and then divided into Premium, Specialty and Syrup ranges. The Specialty range being classic liqueurs and Crème de fruits - lower in alcohol content, slightly higher in sugar content, creating a rich viscosity. The Premium range highlights ingredients with unique origins and specific varieties that have celebrated aromas and flavors.

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Giffard's History

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Historic Angers, Loire Valley, France

History :
Loire Valley, France

Heralded as "The Garden of France," the Loire Valley is France's second largest agricultural region and its leader in organic agriculture. The valley's farms and orchards are renowned for the quality of their produce. The Giffard distillery is located a short drive from the center of Angers, a beautiful, medieval town in the heart of the Loire Valley. Giffard sources many of its fruits and herbs for production from within a short radius of their distillery.

Giffard Menthe Pastille historic posters

History :
The Giffard Family

Èmile Giffard was a pharmacist with an inventive, curious nature and the palate of a gourmand. In the scorching summer of 1885, in the town of Angers, he was studying the digestive and cooling properties of mint. Giffard's research resulted in the invention of a clear mint liqueur, steam-distilled from the Mitcham variety of peppermint. As delicious as it was refreshing, this liqueur was immediately received with enthusiasm from the townspeople of Angers. Monsieur Giffard's elixir was called Menthe Pastille after the mint candies that were so famous at the time.

Giffard parlayed the success of Menthe Pastille into a fully operational distillery. Since 1885, the Giffard facility has produced liqueurs, syrups, cordials and tonics from the rich bounty of local fruits and botanicals as well as the exotic spices and herbs that were brought in by ship on the Loire River from ports around the world. Four generations later, Giffard is owned and operated by brother and sister, Bruno and Edith Giffard, the great-grandchildren of Èmile, who maintain tradition and quality for all of their products.

Giffard owners Bruno and Edith Giffard

Drink Inspiration

Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups

Drink Inspiration

Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups offer the modern bartender the highest quality ingredients for use in classic and creative, contemporary cocktails. At home on the back bars of some of the best bars in the world, Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups are equally accessible to home enthusiasts and hosts. Giffard only uses ingredients at the peak of their season and we are inspired by their seasonality.

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Giffard West Cup 2019 U.S. Cocktail Competition

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