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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.

New Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Giffard Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

New Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Giffard is renowned for its commitment to quality and taste. Our newest innovation, the Giffard Non-Alcoholic Liqueur range, delivers the same robust, authentic flavors as their alcoholic counterparts, ensuring that our customers never have to compromise on taste when choosing a non-alcoholic option. Whether you're crafting cocktails, mocktails, or simply enhancing your favorite beverages, Giffard Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs provide endless opportunities to get creative behind the bar for professionals and the at-home mixologist alike. Giffard Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs are ideal for everyone, whether you’re the designated driver or simply a mindful drinker looking for the highest quality non-alcoholic beverage offerings.

Available Flavors

Giffard Elderflower Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

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Volume 700 mL
Appearance Light sunny yellow
Aroma Floral notes alongside exotic scents of lychee and saffron
Tasting Notes Lychee, floral rose, and wormwood intermingling with a touch of acidity

Giffard Ginger Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

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Volume 700 mL
Appearance Translucent straw
Aroma Ginger root balancing pepper, rose, and herbs, with a wisp of lemon
Tasting Notes Warm, spicy, fresh ginger, blending with citrus and lemongrass

Giffard Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

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Volume 700 mL
Appearance Soft pink blush
Aroma A delightful bouquet of zesty grapefruit intertwined with powerful floral and vegetal notes
Tasting Notes Vibrant, perfect balance of sweet vibrant grapefruit and ripe tangy citrus

Giffard Pineapple Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

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Volume 700 mL
Appearance Golden yellow
Aroma Exotic and caramelized candied fruits
Tasting Notes Candied pineapple, bright acidity and a whisper of spice
Finish Orange zest and wisp of pink grapefruit

Giffard Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes

Band Camp Summer

Ingredients
2 oz. Giffard Non-Alcoholic Ginger Liqueur
4 oz. Lemonade
1 oz. Seltzer water
Method
Build cocktail in a Collins glass filled with ice, add seltzer water with a cocktail spoon and lightly stir.
Garnish
Thai basil
Equipment
Glass: Collins glass

Non-Alcoholic Grapefruit Spritz

Ingredients
2 oz. Giffard Non-Alcoholic Grapefruit Liqueur
4 oz. Sparkling Lemon-lime soda
Method
Build cocktail in a rocks glass filled with ice, add soda with a cocktail spoon and lightly stir.
Garnish
Lime wheel
Equipment
Glass: Rocks glass

Flower Child

Ingredients
1.5 oz. Giffard Non-Alcoholic Elderflower Liqueur
.5 oz. Lemon juice
3 oz. Tonic
Method
Build cocktail in a Collins glass filled with ice, add tonic with a cocktail spoon and lightly stir.
Garnish
Lemon wheels
Equipment
Glass: Collins glass

No Alcohol, No Cry

Ingredients
2 oz. Giffard Non-Alcoholic Pineapple Liqueur
2 oz. Ritual Rum Alternative
.5 oz. Lime juice
1 bar spoon cocktail maraschino cherry juice
Method
Combine all ingredients except Maraschino cherry juice in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and double strain into a coupe glass. Using a bar spoon, sink the maraschino cherry juice to the bottom of the cocktail glass.
Garnish
Two cocktail maraschino cherries
Equipment
Glass: Chilled coupe glass

Giffard Portfolio

Giffard Liqueurs and Syrups

Portfolio

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.

Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Pineapple Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Inspired by a diverse liqueur and syrups portfolio, we crafted a new offering, an innovative lineup of Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs. Drawing on five generations of tradition and know-how, using the same fruits and plants that are in our liqueurs, essential flavors are extracted through traditional maceration techniques using French white wine vinegar. A proprietary process removes the vinegar notes on the nose and palate, while still evoking the sensation associated with sipping alcohol. What remains is a bright, non-alcoholic liqueur that brings balanced acid, robust aromatics, and a round mouthfeel to any cocktail.

Tech Details

Type Non-Alcoholic Liqueur
Volume 700 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Golden yellow

Tasting Notes

Aroma Exotic and caramelized candied fruits
Flavor Candied pineapple, bright acidity and a whisper of spice

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Grapefruit Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Inspired by a diverse liqueur and syrups portfolio, we crafted a new offering, an innovative lineup of Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs. Drawing on five generations of tradition and know-how, using the same fruits and plants that are in our liqueurs, essential flavors are extracted through traditional maceration techniques using French white wine vinegar. A proprietary process removes the vinegar notes on the nose and palate, while still evoking the sensation associated with sipping alcohol. What remains is a bright, non-alcoholic liqueur that brings balanced acid, robust aromatics, and a round mouthfeel to any cocktail.

Tech Details

Type Non-Alcoholic Liqueur
Volume 700 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Soft pink blush

Tasting Notes

Aroma A delightful bouquet of zesty grapefruit intertwined with powerful floral and vegetal notes
Flavor Vibrant, perfect balance of sweet vibrant grapefruit and ripe tangy citrus

Awards

Ginger Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Inspired by a diverse liqueur and syrups portfolio, we crafted a new offering, an innovative lineup of Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs. Drawing on five generations of tradition and know-how, using the same fruits and plants that are in our liqueurs, essential flavors are extracted through traditional maceration techniques using French white wine vinegar. A proprietary process removes the vinegar notes on the nose and palate, while still evoking the sensation associated with sipping alcohol. What remains is a bright, non-alcoholic liqueur that brings balanced acid, robust aromatics, and a round mouthfeel to any cocktail.

Tech Details

Type Non-Alcoholic Liqueur
Volume 700 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Translucent straw

Tasting Notes

Aroma Ginger root balancing pepper, rose, and herbs, with a wisp of lemon
Flavor Warm, spicy, fresh ginger, blending with citrus and lemongrass

Awards

Elderflower Non-Alcoholic Liqueur

Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs

Inspired by a diverse liqueur and syrups portfolio, we crafted a new offering, an innovative lineup of Non-Alcoholic Liqueurs. Drawing on five generations of tradition and know-how, using the same fruits and plants that are in our liqueurs, essential flavors are extracted through traditional maceration techniques using French white wine vinegar. A proprietary process removes the vinegar notes on the nose and palate, while still evoking the sensation associated with sipping alcohol. What remains is a bright, non-alcoholic liqueur that brings balanced acid, robust aromatics, and a round mouthfeel to any cocktail.

Tech Details

Type Non-Alcoholic Liqueur
Volume 700 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Light sunny yellow

Tasting Notes

Aroma Floral notes alongside exotic scents of lychee and saffron
Flavor Lychee, floral rose, and wormwood intermingling with a touch of acidity

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Signature Liqueur & Premium Liqueurs

Menthe Pastille

Signature Liqueur

This bracing mint liqueur is the original, historical recipe from the Giffard family, first produced in 1885 and celebrated in Angers and throughout the world ever since. Made from a steam-distillation of fresh, Mitcham peppermint leaves grown locally in the Loire Valley. Lightly sweetened with natural sugar, Menthe Pastille is the perfect after-dinner palate refresher and a natural pairing when crafting coffee drinks with a minty kick.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 1000 mL
ABV 24%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Crystal clear

Tasting Notes

Aroma Cool peppermint, wintergreen, vanilla and dark chocolate
Flavor Bracing, clean mint, with a rich, creamy mouth-feel and a tingling, cool, dry finish.

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Piment d'Espelette

Premium Liqueurs

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Piment d’Espelette is a rare, hand-harvested red chile pepper grown only in the Basque region of France. Nestled in the south of France, Piment d’Espelette cultivation has flourished in a protected natural environment since the 17th century. Our chile liqueur is made from the maceration of whole, fresh Espelette peppers with a hint of aged rhum agricole from Martinique. This results in a strong aromatic intensity with warm and spicy notes. Piment d’Espelette is the only French spice with APO / DPO recognition, limited to ten villages located in southeast France.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Spice
Volume 750 mL
ABV 40%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Bright straw yellow

Tasting Notes

Aroma Herbaceous yet gentle and warm, fresh chili-pepper, notes offreshly cut grass
Flavor Assertive chilis, warm mid-palate with hints of vanilla and sweet spices, rising intensity. Gourmet cocoa finish, persistent spiciness, with a slightly caramelized essence.
Finish Gourmet cocoa finish, persistent spiciness, with a slig

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Abricot du Roussillon

Premium Liqueurs

In pastoral orchards in the Loire Valley of France, not far from the Giffard facility, grow the quintessential apricot variety, Rouges du Roussillon. We remove the apricot kernel and macerate only the aromatic pink flesh and skin, steeped in neutral spirit to extract the distinct flavor and color. Then, apricot juice is added to sweeten the liqueur and impart a natural, true-to-fruit balance of tartness. Natural sediment may appear, especially at colder temperatures, a reminder of the real fruit used to create our premium liqueur.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Peachy amber

Tasting Notes

Aroma Dried and stewed apricots, peach, vanilla and almond
Flavor Mouth-watering, juicy, jammy apricot with pleasant brightness

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Banane du Brésil

Premium Liqueurs

To create this liqueur, plump, sun-ripened Brazilian bananas are pureed, slowly infused in neutral spirit to create an infusion, then blended with a spirit distilled from bananas to enhance the tropical profile. A touch of oak-aged Cognac and natural sugar marries the luscious favors together and lends an opulent mouth-feel.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Burnished caramel

Tasting Notes

Aroma Freshly baked banana bread, vanilla and baking spices
Flavor Creamy, rich, ripe banana, ginger and allspice.

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Caribbean Pineapple

Premium Liqueurs

Originating in the Americas, pineapples were once rare and prized for their unusual appearance and juicy, golden hearts. Giffard Caribbean Pineapple is made with a subtble blend of an infusion of fresh pineapples ripened under the Caribbean sun, reinforced by a candied pineapple infusion, all enhanced by a touch of 7-year old Caribbean rum and spices.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Deep gold

Tasting Notes

Aroma Heady aroma of freshly cut pineapple
Flavor Fresh and candied pineapple balanced by tangy acidity, fnishing with a whisper of spice and aged rum

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Cassis Noir de Bourgogne

Premium Liqueurs

From within 30 miles of the Giffard distillery come the prized, fresh “Noir de Bourgogne” cassis berries. This flavorful variety of blackcurrant has been celebrated for generations for creating the finest cassis liqueurs in the world. A slow maceration ensures an unparalleled depth of favor and richness, capturing the distinctive dark berry and vegetal notes of blackcurrant.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Dark, viscous, red wine

Tasting Notes

Aroma Intense aromas of bright, candied red berries, violets, black pepper and eucalyptus
Flavor Rich, jammy berries, mouth-watering tartness and a pleasant herbaceous, peppery finish.

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Café du Honduras

Premium Liqueurs

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Harvested in the mountainous regions of Honduras where the climate and soil are ideal, our single-origin arabica coffee is expertly roasted by Frédéric Bonnac, fourth generation artisanal roaster in Auvergne, France. This premium liqueur is made using a process inspired by cold brew maceration, giving warm, generous notes. Café du Honduras is fair trade and organic certified with no coloring, flavoring, or preservatives.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Coffee
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Deep brown with whispers of honey

Tasting Notes

Aroma Brown sugar, roasted espresso bean, balanced with notes of cacao and vanilla
Flavor Rich coffee flavor with refined sweetness delivering delicious hints of caramel and velvety biscuit

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Curaçao Triple Sec

Premium Liqueurs

The bitter Curaçao orange, named after its Caribbean Island home produces a highly prized, aromatic peel which we use to create our dry orange liqueur. The essential ingredient for classic cocktails such as the Margarita, Sidecar, and Cosmopolitan, Giffard Curaçao Triple Sec is a staple ingredient behind every quality cocktail bar.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 40%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Crystalline, with the slightest hue of pale straw

Tasting Notes

Aroma Candied orange peel, sparkling, fresh lemon zest, grapefruit, lime, orange blossom
Flavor Bittersweet, juicy orange, black pepper and ginger spice, luscious mouth feel with a clean, dry fnish

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Ginger of the Indies

Premium Liqueurs

The “Indies” refers to the islands of South East Asia. This geographical region is famous the world over for its rare and exotic spices, including the exquisite, fresh ginger we use to make this spicy liqueur. Perfect for the ginger element in your favorite Moscow Mule recipe.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 750 mL
ABV 35%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Crystalline, pale, yellow straw

Tasting Notes

Aroma Exotic aromas of earthy ginger, citrusy coriander, soft vanilla and orange blossom
Flavor Bold, fresh ginger, with hints of spice and citrus

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Vanille de Madagascar

Premium Liqueurs

There is nothing plain about the complex, inviting aroma and flavor of our Vanille de Madagascar Premium Liqueur. Made using an extract of vanilla beans that are hand-pollinated and cured to perfection on the island of Madagascar. The final blend contains a touch of brandy to provide depth. This liqueur captures the exotic warmth and comfort of vanilla for use in creative cocktails.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 750 mL
ABV 20%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Translucent rose gold

Tasting Notes

Aroma Earthy vanilla, nutmeg, cream, orange and clove
Flavor Rich, warm, creamy vanilla, and spices.

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Wild Elderflower

Premium Liqueurs

Dense clusters of a wild varietal of small, pale yellow elderflowers are hand-harvested each spring from orchards in the countryside. The intensely aromatic, delicate blossoms are naturally dried and set to macerate in small batches to extract their ambrosial fragrance and flavor reminiscent of honeysuckle, muscat grapes, rose, lychee fruit and saffron.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 750 mL
ABV 20%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Pale gold

Tasting Notes

Aroma Intense aromas of exotic spiced white flowers, tropical fruit and rose
Flavor A sweet/tart balance of herbal florals, muscat grape, lychee fruit and saffron

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Specialty Liqueurs

Triple Sec

Specialty Liqueurs

Giffard Triple Sec is made with the same care and precision that the Giffard family has employed for five generations, since 1885. Bursting with citrus flavor, Giffard Triple Sec is an essential ingredient for the perfect Margarita. Offered in a one-liter bottle designed for the home bartender and premium well-pours and clocking in at 35% abv, Giffard Triple Sec captures the perfectly balanced essence of both sweet and bitter orange peel. To craft this classic liqueur, Giffard uses neutral spirit and sugar, both obtained from sugar beets, in combination with orange distillate and a small amount of lemon essence, to achieve the perfect blend of citrus notes.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 1000 mL
ABV 35%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Crystal clear

Tasting Notes

Aroma Fresh and candied orange, with bitter lemon
Flavor Clean and well-balanced with orange zest and mandarin
Finish Orange zest and wisp of pink grapefruit

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Cacao Blanc

Specialty Liqueurs

Chocolate is one of the greatest gifts of Mesoamerica to the world. For thousands of years it has been a prized delicacy favored by royalty and, today, is one of the most popular indulgences. Giffard Cacao Blanc liqueur captures the true flavor of cacao from West African cocoa beans for you to use in classic cocktails and coffee drinks.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Crystal Clear

Tasting Notes

Aroma Intense dusty, dry cocoa
Flavor Mouthwatering, dark chocolate, fudge, vanilla, and cocoa powder.

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Curaçao Bleu

Specialty Liqueurs

The south Caribbean island of Curaçao is the origin of the distinctive variety of bitter orange fruit that flavors the liqueurs that bear its name. Brilliant, azure blue like the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea that surround the island, Giffard Curaçao Bleu captures the unique flavor of these bitter orange peels.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 25%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Brilliant azure blue

Tasting Notes

Aroma Sweet and bitter orange, lemon and spices
Flavor Tart citrus, orange creamsicle, lemons, vanilla.

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Framboise

Specialty Liqueurs

Red raspberries, plucked fresh from the vine, are macerated in neutral spirit to capture their bright, tangy flavor. A classic French delicacy, Framboise is sipped as a dessert cordial and used to add a juicy, raspberry kick to cocktails.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Brilliant ruby

Tasting Notes

Aroma Fresh, tart raspberry, honey, citrus, black pepper and oolong tea
Flavor Mouth-watering, juicy raspberries, sweet-tart and cocoa

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Fraise de Bois

Specialty Liqueurs

It takes two unique varieties of strawberry to make this delightful liqueur. Tiny, wild, woodland strawberries with their characteristic, intense aromatics and sweetness, along with a larger and juicier cultivated variety called the Senga Sengana, known for its vivid red hue, bright acidity, and rich berry aroma, are both used to craft this strawberry liqueur that celebrates the natural flavors of late spring and early summer.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Bright, cherry red

Tasting Notes

Aroma Red berry jam, watermelon, candied strawberry, raspberry, cherry, musky floral
Flavor Big, rich strawberry jam, juicy red berries with balancing acidity.

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Lichi-li

Specialty Liqueurs

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In high demand as a delicacy in the Imperial Court of China since the 1st century, fresh lychee fruit are now enjoyed the world over as an exotic and delicious treat. Giffard uses Taiwanese lychees that aredistilled to capture their unique, tropical, foral scent and flavor.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 18%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Light pink rose

Tasting Notes

Aroma Intensely aromatic with floral notes of rose, elderflower and honeysuckle, tropical fruit and Muscat grapes
Flavor Creamy, exotic fruit, coconut and vanilla, lemon sorbetto with a rose petal fnish

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Fruit de la Passion

Specialty Liqueurs

Known by a variety of names around the world, passion fruit are often referred to as maracuya, liliko’i, granadilla and, of course, fruit de la passion, to name a few. Passion fruit juice, with its mouth-watering, tangy sweetness and tropical aromas, is used to make this exotic liqueur.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Bright amber

Tasting Notes

Aroma Round, ripe liliko'i
Flavor Tropical soiree of mandarin, orange, mango, and guava.

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Mangue

Specialty Liqueurs

Giffard Specialty Liqueur Mangue Fruit

Made by macerating ripe Kent mango from South America, Giffard Mangue bursts with citrus and stone fruit flavors. Masterfully crafted, this specialty liqueur captures the complex notes of both green and mature mangos. Whether used in cocktails or drizzled over desserts, Giffard Mangue elevates your creations to a whole new level.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 20%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Golden orange peel

Tasting Notes

Aroma Delicate tropical bouquet, sensuous plump mango with hints of peach and passionfruit
Flavor Fresh and sweet with complex traces of stone fruit and green mango, then strong luscious notes of ripe mango flesh

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Mûre

Specialty Liqueurs

The French countryside is teeming with wild blackberry brambles. The succulent berries are hand harvested throughout the late summer and pressed for their aromatic juice, bringing rich, full berry flavor to this classic Crème de Mûre.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Dense, midnight burgundy

Tasting Notes

Aroma Blackberry jam, dark chocolate, musk, nutmeg, vanilla and maple
Flavor Rich, blueberries dark berries, cocoa powder, and honeysuckle

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Pamplemousse

Specialty Liqueurs

Giffard Pamplemouse grapefruit illustration

Fresh, pink grapefruit peels are steam-distilled to extract the intense aromatic oils contained within. The perfect way to add a little sunshine to creative cocktails or to brighten up some bubbles. Use it in place of Triple Sec to add a grapefruit twist to your Margarita, or add a splash to your next glass of rosé wine.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Blush Pink

Tasting Notes

Aroma Candied grapefruit, black pepper, lemon, bitter orange
Flavor Bittersweet, grapefruit zest, tart and refreshing

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Pêche de Vigne

Specialty Liqueurs

Because of their late summer ripening, this heirloom varietal of peach is often planted amongst grapevines, hence their name, “Peach of the vine”. From famed orchards in the Coteaux du Lyonnais, we harvest these small, intensely aromatic peaches with distinctive, scarlet-blushed fesh during their fleeting window of ripeness in late summer.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Pale, peach blush

Tasting Notes

Aroma Honeysuckle, melon, peach, nectarine and mango
Flavor Juicy, baked peach, white chocolate, honey and orange blossom.

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Rhubarbe

Specialty Liqueurs

Harvested in the spring, Rhubarb evokes childhood memories possibly more than any vegetable. It’s also a favorite of bakers and confectioners, who use sugar and strawberries to balance its intense tartness. For this liqueur, we create an infusion of both green and red rhubarb, to achieve a perfect balance between tart and sweet.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Variety Fruit
Volume 750 mL
ABV 20%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Sunset Pink

Tasting Notes

Aroma Strawberry candy and rhubarb stalk
Flavor Stewed rhubarb followed by red berry marmalade. Slightly vegetal on finish.

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Violette

Specialty Liqueurs

Violet fowers have long been prized for their mesmerizing perfume and signature color. Gifard utilizes a two-step process with the violet plant, macerating the fresh, fragrant petals and steam distilling the complex and aromatic leaves to create this classic cocktail staple.

Tech Details

Type Liqueur
Volume 750 mL
ABV 16%
Country of Origin France
Appearance Dark amethyst with a rosy glow

Tasting Notes

Aroma Intensely floral, candied violet, rose, vanilla and wintergreen
Flavor Floral, citrus notes with an abundance of violet candies

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Natural Syrups

Orgeat Syrup

Natural Syrup

A traditional French specialty, orgeat syrup is an essential ingredient in Tiki cocktails. The flavor of almonds is at once, nutty, fruity, and confectionary. Giffard Orgeat effortlessly ties together the combination of spirits and fresh juices that are a hallmark of tropical cocktails. A high-quality Orgeat is essential for the timeless Mai Tai cocktail.

Tech Details

Type Syrup
Variety Non-alcoholic
Volume 1000 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Milky almond

Tasting Notes

Aroma Sweet cherry, orange blossom and marzipan
Flavor Creamy, nutty almond sweetness

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Gomme Syrup

Natural Syrup

This rich simple syrup contains gum Arabic, an all-natural resin harvested from the Acacia tree. The gum consists of fiber and protein, acting as an emulsifier in the syrup, creating mouthfeel and body, ultimately unifying the ingredients of your cocktail. Use Giffard Gomme Syrup in place of simple syrup to add a richer texture to your cocktails.

Tech Details

Type Syrup
Variety Non-alcoholic
Volume 1000 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Clear, pale green/gold straw

Tasting Notes

Aroma White flowers, sweet orange
Flavor Unctuous mouth-coating texture, delicate, sweet orange blossom

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Coconut Syrup

Coconut Syrup

Coconut syrup is the perfect addition to your tropical and tiki cocktails, lending a full texture and a strong boost of island flavor to a variety of drinks. Try Giffard Noix de Coco in place of simple syrup in a twist on the classic daiquiri. Or use it to add the essential essence of coconut in your tiki cocktails. There are only a few ways to introduce real coconut flavor to a cocktail. Giffard Noix de Coco is the perfect option when using a fresh coconut is not an option.

Tech Details

Type Syrup
Variety Non-alcoholic
Volume 1000 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Pearl white

Tasting Notes

Aroma Young coconut flesh
Flavor Intense coconut with hints of tropical fruit

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Aperitif Syrup

Aperitif Syrup

Giffard Aperitif syrup provides the quintessential citrus and bitterness of your favorite red, bitter liqueur, but without the alcohol. In French culture, the aperitif is a centuries-old drinking tradition. Centered around lighter, lower-ABV cocktails, it’s a civilized way to wind down, stimulate your appetite, and connect with friends and family. Today, the aperitif influence is a craze in cocktail culture, with drinks such as the Negroni and Spritz finding widespread appeal. These red, bitter, citrusy concoctions are enjoyed in bars across the world.

Tech Details

Type Syrup
Variety Non-alcoholic
Volume 1000 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Brilliant red

Tasting Notes

Aroma Gentian root and light orange scent
Flavor Pleasant bitterness, with spices and citrus

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Grenadine Syrup

Grenadine Syrup

A staple in every bar in America, grenadine syrup began to appear in classic cocktail books in the 1800s. Both sweet and tart, it’s no surprise that Giffard Grenadine is made using pomegranate juice. It improves cocktails with its richness, mouthfeel, and full fruit flavor balanced with tart acidity. Its signature deep berry color also adds a vibrant hue to your favorite beverages.

Tech Details

Type Syrup
Variety Non-alcoholic
Volume 1000 mL
Country of Origin France
Appearance Deep berry red

Tasting Notes

Aroma Soiree of berries
Flavor Bright pomegranate berry with a hint of tart lemon

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Giffard's History

Giffard bird illustration
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

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Giffard bird illustration