Recently we took an exhaustive spin through Merlet’s fruit liqueurs… and then the company released one more.
The new Trois Citrus is a triple sec with a twist: It’s made from oranges, blood oranges, and lemon peel — triple the citrus for, perhaps, triple the flavor.
This turns out to be quite a good idea. While this is foremost an orange-based spirit, the lemon comes through surprisingly clearly. The mix of lemon and orange takes this spirit to a slightly elevated level. It might get a bit lost in a complex cocktail, but putting it side by side with standard triple sec, I find myself gravitating to the Trois Citrus.
Now, might I recommend adding for a Quatre Citrus: Grapefruit.
A- / $30 / merlet.fr
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