After several years of enjoying cocktails and spirits, it's not too often we get to try something completely new that tastes very unique to previous experiences.
Our friends at Jonas Bronck's Spirit kindly let us try their rowan-berry liqueur and it's an interesting one for sure. Rowan-berries are orange, small, sour and bitter. And that's reflected very accurately in the liqueur we can assure.
What first struck us was the acidity, there is a much enjoyable sourness which is different from citrus acidity. It's like a very Swedish sour, pleasing to the mouth and much refreshing at the same time.
But then also the bitterness in the background is intriguing. It tastes exactly like you'd imagine these little berries would. We've always been drawn to the bitters, and rowan-berry is a very welcome new family member.
Using the liqueur in a spritz is an easy way to start. Next time we will make a stiffer cocktail with it though, stay tuned!
2 oz rowan-berry liqueur
0,5 oz simple syrup
sparkling wine to top up with
In a flute glass, gently mix the rowan-berry liqueur and the simple syrup. Then top up with sparkling wine and garnish with a grapefruit twist.