Photo providedThis liqueur, created years ago on the French Indo-China ginger root estate of Domaine de Canton in what became Vietnam, won "best in show" award at the 2007 World Beverage Competition, the largest such event in the world.
• Domaine de Canton Ginger Cognac:
This 80-proof VSOP cognac is infused with baby ginger, which comes through immediately in the zesty nose.
The ginger-pepper taste relaxes a bit after the bottle is open for a while, but always reminds one of those warm ginger snaps fresh from the oven. The straw-yellow color, slight acidity, bittersweet flavoring components and tangy aftertaste make for a very unusual, refreshing liqueur.
It retails at selected stores for about $30. To find a vendor, go here. And, go here for a look at another ginger-infused drink, this one a domestic vodka.
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