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Sabra Chocolate Orange Liqueur
Inspired by the country of Israel, Charles Bronfman, co-chairman of Seagrams, had the idea of producing a liqueur using the sabra cactus which grows in Israel and around the South East Mediteranean. He named the liqueur “Sabra” after a nickname for native Israelis – prickly outside but sweet on the inside. The primary flavour of Sabra is a rich, bitter-sweet chocolate. The dense chocolate is cut with the sweet and sour taste of oranges. Israel is famous for its citrus fruit, especially the Jaffa oranges which are relatively complex in taste being sweet and tart at the same time. Sabra has managed to maintain this complexity. Sabra is best served either slightly chilled or slightly warmed. At room temperature, it loses something. Chilling seems to thicken the chocolate feel whereas warming seems to bring out the citrus tones. Packaged in a bottle resembling an â€˜Alladin’s lampâ€™, this exotic chocolate orange liqueur will make an interesting alternative for the chocolate lover. Classified as Kosher for Passover.