Giffard Canne a Sucre (Sugar Cane Syrup) 0% 100cl
Emile Giffard was a pharmacy owner in the town of Anjou, France, when during a heatwave in the summer of 1885 the owner of the neighbouring Grand Hotel approached, looking for some kind of solution to relieve his guests from the oppressive heat. Emile had been experiementing with mint with regards to digestion and refreshing the body, and had discovered a species of mint with exceptional flavour.
When distilled with steam the clear essential oils of the mint were released, enabling Emile to create a clear, refreshing liqueur. 'Menthe-Pastilles' was a popular brand of mint sweets at the time, so he named the liqueur the same. The drink proved so popular that he converted the pharmacy into a distillery that very year.
Maison Giffard remains family owned, and is in the fourth generation of leadership - as well continuing to produce Menthe-Pastille the Giffard family now macerate and distil a vast array of fruits, herbs and spices to create high quality liqueurs and sirops.
To be honest, simple syrup is pretty easy to make - simply dissolve sugar in simmering water. But it's tricky to get the proportions right, and for some people it's just easier to get a bottle of pre-made syrup if you're making a lot of drinks. So why not get a really good quality version?
Using cane sugar here gives an ever so slightly sharper edge to what would otherwise be a sweet syrup - this is a good thing as it actually make what can be a fairly neutral flavour something interesting. It's an absolute must for any budding cocktail maker - even for those that just like to make very simple drinks.
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