Taste this blind next to any other orange liqueur and you're going to be in for a treat. Far and away one of the most mind-blowing and complex elixirs we've tasted in some time. Created in 1920, this is a blend of Combier Liqueur d'Orange, Combier elixir, and Cognac. This spirit has quite the origin story, resulting from a chance meeting of rebels against Napoleon III's empire being held captive. Those rebellious sorts, Jean-Baptiste Combier and Dr. Francois-Vincent Raspail, waxed poetic about esoteric liqueurs and exchanged ideas for creating enchanting spirits, and Royal Combier was born. Waves of orange and spice crash over your palate with every sip. Add this to your home bar and your cocktail prowess just increased ten-fold!
Though this vibrant yellow-orange spirit comes on strong at first, with its mix of bitter and sweet flavors, it has an appealingly delicate side too, finishing with gentle floral and baking spice notes.