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Liqueur of the family of rosoli, it is produced with herbs, spices and cochineal.
Bottle 0.5 l.
The origin of this liqueur is traced back to the Medici family, who kept the recipe and also called it "Elisir di Lunga Vita" (elixir of long life). In France, where it seems to have been brought by Maria de 'Medici and his alchemist Ruggeri, it was known as the "Liqueur of the Medici". The diffusion of the liqueur is instead due to the friars of the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Today the Tuscany Region has defined it as a Traditional Agri-food Product (PAT).
Among the ingredients is the cochineal, which in Spanish is called "alquermes" (from the Arabic qirmiz, scarlet), hence the name of the liqueur. The purple color that comes from cochineal was used a time to dye the fabrics, while today is rarely used to color drinks.
The Alkermes is a sweet elixir-like liqueur with a bright red color and a spicy-aromatic flavor. It is used in pastry as a dye and as a flavoring (used to soak Prato peaches or English soup). The Alkermes of the Opificio Nunquam, reproduced from the ancient original recipe, is a very different liqueur from the alchermes that we normally find on the market, for the most part produced with essences and chemical aromas.
This liqueur is also an essential ingredient for the production of Mortadella di Prato, a Slow Food presidium.
|Brand||Opificio Nunquam - Alla Gusteria|
|Place of production||Prato|
|Return policy||Yes - See section Returns and Refund|