Creme de Cassis
and information about this famous liqueur drink
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
Click any of the following links on the list for recipes which contain
this famous liqueur:
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
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
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
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
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!
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
1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)
equals 1 oz
1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml
1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml