Country of origin: Australia Alcohol content: 28.5% ABV
Marionette's curaçao features navel, Seville, and blood oranges sourced directly from farmers in Mildura, infused in a multitude of ways with an additional portion of cask strength brandy from South Australia. The result is then barrel aged for 4 weeks in French oak.
Pouring a slightly hazy, grassy gold, this liqueur has complex scents of gingerbread, fresh orange oil, and sweet raisin. The palate is oily but not dense, with warm spices and a balanced level of sweetness. Ginger, cinnamon, and more sweet orange close it out, leaving a similar sense of satisfaction one gets from eating a piece of freshly baked cake.
Finally, we have a local option which showcases brilliantly in White Ladys, Margaritas, and Sidecars!
Marionette was created by a group of veteran Melbourne bartenders wanting to celebrate Australian produce and bring liqueurs back into the spotlight. They start with fresh fruit from good people and work hard to capture every last bit of flavour from the produce. Their focus is to create the optimal building blocks for both classic and modern cocktails—a careful balancing act of of tart, sweet, and alcohol.