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Guignolet (pronounced: [ɡiɲɔlɛ]) is a French wild cherry liqueur.
It is widely available in France, including at supermarkets such as Casino and others, but is not widely available internationally.
A leading producer is the company Giffard in Angers, France, the same town where Cointreau is produced. The Cointreau brothers have been instrumental in its reinvention, the original recipe having been lost.
Composition and etymology
It obtains its name from guigne, one of a few species of cherry used in its production. (Black cherries and sour cherries are also used.) It has an alcohol content between 16 and 18° proof (ca. 12%) and has an aroma vaguely reminiscent of whiskey and a very sweet taste.
The cocktail guignolo is composed of guignolet, champagne and cherory juice.
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