The apricot is a fruit-bearing tree, native from China, imported into Europe by the Romans. The fruit appears similar to a peach or nectarine, with a color ranging from yellow to orange and sometimes with a red cast. Juicy and soft apricots are high in natural sugars. The delicious taste of apricot may be blended with a very wide range of flavours. MONIN Apricot liqueur will bring a touch of Mediterranean flavour to all your favourite cocktails, especially when mixed with whiskey or rum.
The banana is the most well-known and popular tropical fruit. Its white, aromatic pulp is enjoyed all around the world. Many of us enjoy bananas as a snack throughout the day. For unmatched versatility, MONIN Banana liqueur is a delicious option to put a little touch of banana taste in countless beverages.
Curaçao is a liqueur flavoured with the dried peel of the green oranges originally from the West Indian island of Curaçao, a tropical paradise, having beautiful secluded beaches that enjoy sunshine most days of the year. Initially discovered by accident, the drink was first developed and marketed by a Spanish family from Curaçao in the 19th century. The liqueur has an orange flavour with varying degrees of bitterness. The most common Blue Curaçao is a stunning deep blue. MONIN Blue Curaçao liqueur will induce colour into your drinks and brings a light exotic aroma. It is perfect to fancy your drinks!
Throughout the centuries, cherry trees have been enjoyed for their succulent fruits as well as their beauty. Many varieties now exist. Since ancient times, cherries have enjoyed a special place on tables from the Middle East to Europe. The cherry fruit is popular raw, in preserves, pies, but also as ciders, liqueurs and syrups. MONIN Cherry Brandy liqueur is available year-round to impart deep summer cherry flavour to all your beverages.
With a paradisiac origin, the young coconut is a sweet and delicious fruit with a typical taste that can only make you fly to Heaven. Coconuts have been known to travel to faraway lands to find new homesteads. Some stories abound of coconuts floating their way across oceans to visit human in search of paradise. Usually found in exotic Islands the coconut is used in many drinks. Let your imagination fly to the sunny beaches of tropical Island and create a delightful marriage of flavours with MONIN Coconut liqueur.
Coffee is the widely known beverage made of coffee seeds more generally called coffee beans. The coffee plant which produces those seeds was discovered in Ethiopia but its culture spread to other countries producing different coffee blends. In order to make what is one of the most popular beverages worldwide, the coffee beans have to be dried, roasted and then brewed. The smell of coffee is recognized as a good means to restore appetite and refresh olfactory receptors. It is of course also mostly appreciated for its taste and for being a great morning awakener because of its caffeine content. With MONIN Coffee liqueur you will feel the intense taste of a Columbian coffee in a cocktail, you could have the strength of coffee in a cold beverage!
The origins of chocolate stretch back at least four thousand years. The ancient population of Central America used cocoa beans to make a hot, frothy and bitter drink called chocolate. This concoction was sacred and offered to the gods. Introduced in Europe, the beverage soon became very popular, and the cocoa beans started being used in many sorts of food and drink applications.
Green apples feature a light, bright green colour, though some may have a pink blush. They are crisp, juicy apples, which are excellent for both cooking and eating raw. The most known green apple variety is the Granny Smith, said to have originated in Australia. MONIN Green Apple liqueur features the refreshing taste of green apples that can be further enhanced by combining with other tart-sweet flavours, or subdued by mixing it with rich and sweet flavours.
According to Greek mythology, "Menthe" was a water nymph who fell in love with Hades, Persephone's husband. Jealous goddess turned the nymph into a green plant, today famous for its delicious, fresh sweet aroma. Mint is aromatic and pleasant. Its refreshing and cooling properties make Green Mint one of the most appreciated and used herb in worldwide salty cuisine as well as confections. Green Mint is traditionally used in France to flavour water and in Italy to accent cold milk. MONIN Green Mint liqueur is ideal to give a cool peppermint taste and green colour to smooth and chilled beverages.
Lychees, also known as litchis, are native of Asia and have been a prized fruit in China for more than two thousand years. Once the lychee is peeled, a pearly white, sweet and firm flesh is discovered. Lychees are excellent eaten fresh or sun-dried as "lychee nuts". MONIN Lychee liqueur respects the complex and distinct fragrance of the fruit sensual and floral. More than just cross cultural creations behind the bar, it will bring a trend-setting twist to your classic cocktails
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