Review: Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

Ginger is one of the hottest flavors in cocktails right now, and it’s only fitting that someone has put the essence of ginger into a liqueur. Domaine de Canton is the real deal: Baby ginger steeped in cognac, bottled at 56 proof, and coming together as a spicy and flavorful monster of a liqueur that imparts the kick of ginger into anything it touches.

I’m not mad about it on its own, but in cocktails it shines. I used it in Canton’s own suggested recipes: A ginger mojito (Canton, white rum, lemon, mint) and a ginger martini (Canton, vodka, Grand Marnier), and both were knockout drinks. (Fair warning: Canton, as most spirit producers, errs on putting too much of its own product in any given recipe, and here you really know when you’ve overdone it.)

Domaine de Canton is one of those rare spirits that actually tastes better than the raw ingredient used to make it. No one would argue that an orange-flavored vodka beats using fresh orange juice or orange peel in a cocktail, but fresh ginger is always way too overpowering in a drink for my taste. Canton’s cognac mellows the ginger perfectly while still keeping its essence. It’s irresistible.

The bottle is a thing of beauty, but be warned: Pouring from it results in a good amount of spillage due to the awkward shape of the neck. Use a jigger.

A / $32 / domainedecanton.com

domaine de canton ginger liqueur Review: Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

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7 Responses to Review: Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

  1. just received as a gift, can you offer any recipes for drinks and/or cooking that uses this liqueur?

    thanks

  2. For starters, try a standard mojito and add 1/4 oz. of Canton to it. The domainedecanton.com website has lots of other ideas, too.

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  4. Gaslight, a French bistro in Boston, has a cocktail called the Can Can that is Domaine de Canton, St. Germain, and Champagne. One of the best cocktails you’ll ever have.

  5. This stuff if fantastic. I adore Ginger and am glad to see this trend!

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  7. Love, love, love this liquer. So many possibilities. I’m sipping a hot, steamy version of ginger spiced lemonade using Canton right now, wih snow threatening outside.

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