What is Mirto Sardegna?

Mirto is the classic liqueur and digestivo from Sardinia, made from an infusion of myrtle berries. Bresca Dorada’s Mirto berries are harvested by hand in the inland parts of the island, mostly from wild plants.

What is Mirto made of?

Mirto is made from the berries of the myrtle bush, which grows abundantly on the island. Its berries look like elongated blueberries but taste like juniper, allspice and pine, which give the mirto liqueur its spicy flavor, similar to amaro.

What is similar to Mirto?

Like Mirto, limoncello is also traditionally served chilled, as an after-dinner digestivo. It is also an increasingly popular ingredient in mixed drinks, adding a strong lemon flavor to cocktails without the sourness or bitterness of lemon juice. Another after dinner drink is Sardinian brandy, or filu ‘e ferru.

Is Mirto an Amaro?

Mirtamaro is an amaro (bitter liqueur) made mostly of Sardinian botanicals infused in pure grain alcohol then blended with both green and red Mirto. This is a very complex, balanced drink, with notes that are reminiscent of licorice, mint, forest-floor and maybe a hint of citrus.

How long does Mirto last?

For up to 60 days, they sit in special rotating containers, where they’re tested frequently for the right infusion.

Where is Mirto from?

Mirto (licòre/-i de murta in Sardinian, licòr di mortula in Corsican) is a popular liqueur in the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia, Corsica and Capraia. It is obtained from the myrtle plant through the alcoholic maceration of the berries or a compound of berries and leaves.

How strong is Mirto?

A complex formula is then applied to adjust the final level of alcohol—32% to 34%—with the addition of a solution of sugar and water. The finished mirto has a deep ruby color, herbal and spicy overtones, and a lingering bittersweet finish that leaves a slight burn. Finally, it’s bottled and labeled by hand.

What is Mirto Verde?

Mirto Verde is a rarer liqueur than classic Mirto. It is made of freshly hand-harvested myrtle leaves and flowers from the inland part of Sardinia known as Sette Fratelli, around the estate. Bresca Dorada’s Mirto Verde is subtle, distinctive, and very flavorful, with a long savory finish.

Where is mirto from?

myrtle plant

Can Drambuie go bad?

Liqueurs and cordials such as Grand Marnier, Drambuie and Midori, have higher sugar content and other ingredients that make them spoil faster. Once open, liqueurs and cordials will spoil quickly and become undrinkable after one year. Follow the storage instructions on the bottle.

Does creme de menthe go bad?

The shelf life of creme de menthe is indefinite, but if creme de menthe develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, it should be discarded for quality purposes.

Is Mirto sweet?

Mirto is a heavy, sweet and herbal liqueur drunk all over Sardinia, at all occasions, much the way ouzo or raki is served in Greece. When I took a sip, the liqueur tasted like a combination of gin and Fernet-Branca, another Italian digestif: Resinous, herbal, a little syrupy but very warming, very happy.