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Briottet Liqueur de Litchi is a lychee liqueur that is the perfect ingredient for a Lychee Martini cocktail. Maison Briottet is a family business, founded in 1836. Originally, the family were primarily negociants of Burgundy wine, involved with ageing, blending, bottling and selling the wines. Following the development of the blanc cassis aperitif (white wine with Crème de Cassis), the company progressively focused its activities on producing fruit crèmes, liquors, brandies and marcs de Bourgogne. The current managing director, Gérard Briottet, represents the fourth generation, and maintains the tradition started by his great grandfather, Edmond Briottet. Maison Briottet maintains a very high level of quality. It is the selection of the ripest fruit from the most suitable cultivars that provides for the finest flavours; therefore contracting the right growers to produce the correct fruit is the first step on the ladder. Briottet Liqueur de Litchi is made from the fruits of the Litchi chinensis tree, a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China but now cultivated in many parts of the world. Lychee fruits macerated in very pure alcohol prior to blending with sugar to give a lychee liqueur with the correct balance of fruit, sweetness and acidity.