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Cédratine is an after-dinner liqueur made from citrons. It is usually served in stem glasses.

It is made from sugar syrup, and citron extracts. Some versions also contain E102 colouring, a yellow food dye.

Cédrat is sometimes mistakenly translated in English as meaning "cedar." In fact, it means "Citron." Specifically, it is Buddha's Hands citrons that are used.

25 to 28% alcohol by volume.

History Notes

In 1872, Louis Napoleon Mattei (1849 to 1907) formed a spirts company in Bastia, Corsica to make Cédratine commercially. His company, called Mattei, also created Mandarine Impériale and Cap Corse liqueurs.

See also:

French Liqueurs

Bauchant; Cassis; Cédratine; Chartreuse; Cointreau; Coutou; Crème de Mûre; Crème de Noyau; Crème de Pêche; French Liqueurs; Grande Mathilde XO; Mandarine Impériale; Mandarine Napoléon; Patxaran; Poirelle; Vin de Noix

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Oulton, Randal. "Cédratine." CooksInfo.com. Published 03 July 2004; revised 15 September 2007. Web. Accessed 03/18/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/cedratine>.

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