GENEPI,the traditional Alpine digestif.
Les Deux Alpes, France
GENEPI,the traditional Alpine digestif. Les Deux Alpes Reviews
Produced and.....tasted by the Chartreuse monks for centuries! Aug 08, 2009
Génépi is a general term for several Alpine plants such as Artemisia glacialis,Artemisia spicata...and the name of a liqueur produced in the Alps:Aosta valley in northern Italy and Savoy in France.
It is mostly drunk as an after-ski liqueur or as a digestif:in many restaurants you get it (with the bill) as a complementary drink after your meal.
Traditionaly the flowers are harvested in August and macerate 20 days in alcohol. The process involves routinely 40 flowers,40 g of sugar and 40% alcohol by volume.
The result is a pale gold or sometimes light green liqueur not too sweet with taste of feverfew,chamomile..
Some producers use it in beer!
Part of the A Summer weekend in French Alps:Les 2 Alpes travel blog
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