It’s that time of year: We bring our sweaters and scarves out of the closet to shield us from the grey skies and frosty air. We put away our gin and cucumber libations and seek refuge in a warming winter cocktail.
Although mulled wine and spiced cider have kept us toasty during many winters past, this is the year to spice things up with pür likör spice, blood orange liqueur. pür likör spice balances the sweetness of blood orange with the comfort of cinnamon and cloves, bringing together the best of what the season has to offer. It is a pleasure to sip, and serves as a distinctive accent in cocktails where its intensity stands up well to other spirits and flavors.
The creation of superior liqueurs is an art form. pür likör spice is handcrafted at our artisanal distillery in rural Bavaria, Germany. pür spirits’ German master distiller draws inspiration from time-honored principles and recipes that have been passed down through generations. Heirloom fruit found around Lake Constance, in the foothills of the northern Alps, are distilled to concoct an exquisite eau-de-vie base. The distillate is infused with blood orange rind, cinnamon, cloves, and other fruit and spices to create pür likör spice, blood orange liqueur. A minimal amount of natural cane sugar is added for subtle sweetness that is light on the palate and emphasizes the authenticity of pür likör spice’s unique flavor.
During the cooler fall and winter seasons, pür likör spice, blood orange liqueur provides warmth in cocktails inspired by the classics. Try it in an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan, a Negroni, or a Hot Toddy. In holiday punches, experiment with red wine, bourbon, honey, and pür likör spice. Or, try Bay Area mixologist Summer-Jane Bell’s ‘Beat Poet’—we promise it will keep you cozy on a chilly evening!
Beat Poet Cocktail
by Summer-Jane Bell
- 2 oz. rye whiskey
- 1 oz. pür likör spice, blood orange liqueur
- ¼ oz. Fernet or other amaro
- 1 dash angostura bitters
Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry or cocktail cranberry.
Credit: photo by Kelly Puleio