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Episode 19: Chareau
Episode 1911th August 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 19 features Chareau. The world's first Aloe Vera liqueur. At 25% ABV, or 50 proof, it's a fresh new take on a liqueur. Made in small batches in California from locally sourced ingredients.

Enjoy this episode with some Chareau!

Chareau's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 2013 - Chareau was launched
  • 2015 - Chareau distillery opened

Key Cocktail:

Many great Chareau cocktails are listed on their website, but these 3 were included with the bottle I received.

Spa Cocktail:

1 1/2 oz. Vodka

3/4 oz. Chareau

1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

Topped with Club Soda

Mix over ice in a shaker, shake, then strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with cucumber.

Endless Summer:

2 oz. Rose wine

3/4 oz. Chareau

1/2 oz. Lime Juice

1/4 oz. Simple Syrup

Topped with Club Soda

Add all ingredients to glass, stir and garnish with fresh botanicals.

Aloe Margarita:

2 oz. Tequila

3/4 oz. Fresh Lime

1/2 oz. Chareau

1/2 oz. Agave Syrup

Mix over ice in a shaker, shake, then pour into a glass with or without a salted rim.


Thanks again to Kurt Charron, Founder of Chareau for taking the time to speak with me for this episode, and providing me with the bottle of Chareau for the tasting.

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