Creme de Cassis
Facts and information about this famous liqueur drink
Facts and Information about the Creme de Cassis Liqueur
The alcoholic drink Creme de Cassis is a low-proof, French liqueur. Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors. The word 'liqueur' derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere' which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs are dissolved. Creme de Cassis is a sweet, blackcurrant flavored liqueur made from blackcurrants crushed into refined alcohol, with sugar added following the distillation process.
List of Recipes which contain Creme de Cassis
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What is the difference between Creme Liqueurs and Cream Liqueurs?
Creme Liqueurs and Cream Liqueurs are made differently - it is not just a matter of mis-spelling.
- Creme Liqueurs have a substantial amount of sugar added resulting in an almost syrup consistency. No Cream is added
- Cream liqueurs have less sugar added and always include a quantity of cream in the ingredients
Information about Creme de Cassis
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients! These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts, roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. The following list details the main ingredients of Creme de Cassis together with other info about this famous liqueur.
- Main ingredients of Creme de Cassis - blackcurrants and sugar
- Country of origin - France
- Color - Purple
How to serve the Creme de Cassis Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Creme de Cassis, an extremely versatile drink. Liqueurs can be served:
- Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at room temperature
- On the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice
- Served with coffee
- Liqueurs can be mixed with cream or other mixers to create some really good and extremely colorful cocktails
Rainbow Liqueur Drinks - Floating Liqueurs
Ever wondered how bartenders create those unusual rainbow effects when making cocktails? They use a method called 'Floating liqueurs' which is achieved by 'floating' a measure of liqueur in a glass by pouring it slowly over an inverted spoon or down a glass rod on top of previous layers. This creates a rainbow effect in a glass when using different colored liqueurs or cordials. Liqueurs are sometimes referred to as Cordials, which causes some confusion. In America a cordial mean a sweet, syrup like alcoholic beverage. However, in the UK a cordial means a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink!
Quantities and Proportions of ingredients in Creme de Cassis cocktail drinks
Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original Creme de Cassis cocktail recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a cocktail! The following simple guidelines will also help with the different quantities referred to in other cocktail recipes:
- 1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)
- 30ml equals 1 oz
- 1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml (millilitres)
- 1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml (millilitres)