Joseph Cartron’s Blue Curaçao is made from the essential oils of the sweet orange Para variety from Brazil and Florida, all selected from the best fruit farms. Only the core of the peel is kept in the processing of these essential oils, the bitter white skins are meticulously discarded. The spirit of orange obtained from these essential oils is blended with a touch of rose absolute. It is the exclusive character of this recipe which restitutes all the light and sour flavour of the fruit as well as that discreet and soft of the rose. The deepness of the colour will bring richness and intensity to the best of cocktails.
JOSEPH CARTRON’S TIP-TOP KNOW-HOW
The process used is totally artisanal and reveals the ancestral know-how of the Joseph Cartron Company. The orange essential oils and the pure alcohol are poured into the pot-still. It is then assembled and the mixture is put to heat. The pot-still used by Joseph Cartron is a pear shaped retort: its specific shape increases the concentration of the aromas. Part of the vapours rises and condensates on the cold sides of the lid, then returns as liquid to the bottom of the still where it increasesits aroma content. This phenomena recurs until the top sides of the still become hot. The alcohol full of orange aromas, once evaporated and passed through the swan neck and the serpentine, becomes the spirit of orange. The slow incorporation of crystallized sugar to this spirit naturally lowers the alcohol content to 25% and develops all the fruity orange flavour to which is added a finishing touch of rose absolute.
To the eye: ocean-blue robe very brilliant and very limpid. Rim with slightly green reflections. Hardly any legs. Viscosity is quite strong on the sides of the glass.
To the nose: the nose is fresh with flowery notes as well as a certain softness.
In the mouth: the mouth is sirupy with a round and oily texture laced with minty hints. Spicy and rose flower notes. Retro-olfaction brings flavours of orange rind. The finale is fresh.
Essential in the making of numerous cocktails
- Bottle Size: 700mLs
- Alcohol by Volume: 25% /li>
- Standard Drinks: 13.8/li>
- Country of Origin: France