Name: Etrog Liqueur
Nose: Crisp Apples, Lemons, Limes, and Orange Zest
Palate: Lemonade, Lime, Honey, Apple, Grapefruit
Overall: Etrogs are an ancient heirloom citrus fruit traditionally grown in Southern Italy, North Africa, and Israel. Etrog Liqueur was supplied to us for review from Sukkah Hill Spirits and in addition they included some recipe ideas. This was my first time of learning about and Etrog and Etrog Liqueur. We decided to keep our cocktail simple and tried Etrog and Bourbon. In my cocktail I used equal parts bourbon and Etrog Liqueur over ice with a sprig of mint to garnish. The cocktail was refreshing and light; this would be a great summer drink. It was smooth with some fresh citrus notes such as lemons, grapefruits, and limes. It was similar to a glass of ice tea with lemon or an Arnold Palmer (half ice tea, half lemonade). What I enjoyed most about this drink is the fact that the Etrog Liqueur was able to hold up well against the bourbon. I have not had the chance to try any other cocktails using Etrog, but this is one drink that you could easily get creative with and I have no doubt it would add a great deal of flavor to a number of different cocktails. The recipe we used for this review is listed below. For more information on Etrog Liqueur click here.
1.5 oz. Etrog Liqueur
1.5 oz. Old Forester Bourbon or bourbon of choice
Sprig of mint for garnish
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour Etrog Liqueur and bourbon over ice and stir for 30 seconds. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy!