Creme de Violette is a low-proof, dark blue liqueur made from the flower, violet. The bottle I’m tasting is by The Bitter Truth. It’s actually “made from wild violet blossoms that grow in the Alps”, but some brands are made with artificial violet flavoring.
Chambord is a French cognac-based black raspberry liqueur, “an infusion of the world’s finest raspberries, blackberries…black raspberries, black currant, Madagascar vanilla and cognac” according to its label.
The smell of this whiskey reminded me of an apple – sweet, tart and a bit woody. The first taste knocked me back a bit – this spirit is 92 proof. It’s surprisingly smooth for that high a proof, but on its own, it’s potent stuff.
Campari is a translucent dark red liqueur that’s most commonly drunk by itself as an aperitif (before a meal) or in cocktails like the Negroni. It’s made from herbs and fruit, and is often referred to as bitter.