Raspberry Liqueur

Raspberry LiqueurI love nothing more than the taste of a warm, sun-ripened raspberry, personally hand picked at the peak of perfection. I am not, on the other hand, a lover of overly sweet liqueurs. So when I stumbled across the new raspberry liqueur from Okanagan Spirits, I was both intrigued and skeptical.

I admit, it was the classy bottle and metallic look label that first caught my eye (oh, I do love examples of quality marketing). Even in a crowded store, it stands out. And as it happened, I was in need of a gift for a friend who shares my passion for raspberries and who also has a no-such-thing-as-too-sweet sweet tooth. It seemed the perfect solution, and I could have a just enough of a wee sip to satisfy my curiosity.

Rather than being too sweet, Okanagan Spirits Raspberry Liqueur is pure, succulent, perfectly ripe raspberry. I have never tasted raspberries in liquid form before — wow! That went down smooth. Better try another one, just to be sure. Hmmm, best have one more go to confirm…

It takes a bit to impress someone who grew up gorging on raspberries right off the vine on a daily basis, and I am duly impressed. In fact, I’m a raving fan. And rumour has it, the bottle was finished in no time.

4 Comments »

  1. Evelyn Jepson Said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 6:30 am

    So, other than it being so darned good, where can you purchase some. I would like to put a bit in my raspberry jam I make every year. Just to give it that added kick.

  2. liz Said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    I’ve found it at a couple of BCLS outlets, but not all of them. Your best bet would be to contact the producer (links in blog post) and ask them what store nearest you carries it.

  3. Sherrie Hildebrand Said,

    November 15, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Hi, I am wondering where in Winnipeg, MB I could find your Raspberry Liqueur?
    Thanks

  4. liz gaige Said,

    November 15, 2011 @ 6:11 pm

    I have no idea, I only drink the stuff and write about it. You might want to contact the company who makes it, Okanagan Spirits.

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