13 July 2011

Flavour of the Week - Bergamot

Bergamot is most commonly found, and famed, for being the main aroma and flavour in Earl and Lady Grey Tea.

It is the fruit that grow on the Citrus Bergamia tree and blossoms during the winter. Located mainly in Southern Italy, however some production still exists in France and the Ivory Coast.

The fruit itself is not know to be edible however the aromatic oil from the skin is highly sort after and used if almost half of all womens perfumes!

Available readily as an essential oil Bergamot offers an interesting citric twist and distinct aroma to any cocktail.

Flavour - Citrus, bitter, sour, aromatic, light.

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