Henri Vallet begin crafting these classic bitters in the 1860s, when he emigrated to Mexico from France during the country’s brief French colonization period. When the imperial emperor was eventually deposed, Henri Vallet remained in his adopted homeland and by the 1880s he had established local prominence as a skilled distiller of elixirs and liqueurs, including these two that are today still crafted according to his original recipe formulation.
Royal Vallet Granada-Vallet Aperitivo Liqueur is an herbaceous bitter liqueur from Hidalgo, Mexico, inspired by Italian aperitivi. Pomegranate tartness with hints of cinnamon and fennel is balanced by woody gentian root, wormwood and cinchona bark, with citrus notes of orange and kaffir lime. Oaxacan cochineal delivers its beautiful color, redolent of sunset, to culminate in this balanced, all-natural Mexican liqueur best served over ice or in your favorite craft cocktail.
NOSE: Pomegranate tartness with hints of cinnamon and fennel.
PALATE: Woody gentian root, wormwood and cinchona bark.
FINISH: Citrus notes of orange and kaffir lime.