I’ve always been intrigued by the aqua blue hue of your standard Curaçao (it reminds me of the tropics and I looove the tropics) so I was actually a bit leery when I came across an e-mail in my inbox introducing a more traditional Curaçao. But traditional is good and this new Curaçao, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao to be exact, is receiving rave reviews in both the U.S. and across the pond in Europe. Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao is created using Curaçao oranges, spices, and brandy and is based off of a 19th century recipe.
“Curaçao is a very special liqueur of the 19th Century that is all about taste. Unfortunately, the past 50 years have been devastating for this traditional product – it has been made bright orange, then bright blue, with artificial flavors. Curaçao can be a cheap, plastic, nasty liqueur or it can be heaven in a bottle. It all depends on the ingredients and the production method. We wanted to go back to the roots, the French take on Curaçao, the most accomplished one,” said Cognac Ferrand proprietor Alexandre Gabriel in a statement.
I’m sure this latest addition to the Curaçao market is going to be an absolute hit among bartenders and mixologists looking for an escape from the “blue stuff.” Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao is currently available for purchase in the U.S. for $29.99 (750 ml bottle).