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What does Genepi stand for?
- Génépi or génépy (in French) or genepì (in Italian) is a traditional herbal liqueur or aperitif popularized in the Alpine regions of Europe. Genepi also refers to alpine plants of the genus Artemisia (commonly called wormwood) that provide the liqueur’s flavor and color, and the French Savoy region adjacent to…
What is a Genepi Liquor/liqueur?
- According to Stephen Gould, « Any liquor/liqueur made with any member of the artemisia family, except artemisia ab. (Grand wormwood) would be considered a Genepi … » Other species known to have been used at one time or another in producing génépi are A. glacialis, A. pontica and A. borealis.
What are the different types of genipi in French?
- French writers distinguish between two kinds of génépi: white or female génépi (botanically A. mutellina, also known as A. umbelliformis or A.rupestris All., A. laxa Lamarck and A. eriantha Tem., among others) and black or male génépi (botanically A. genipi, also known as A. spicata Baumg. Wulfen ex Jacq. and A. rupestris Vill., among others).
What does génépi taste like?
- Like many European herbal liqueurs, especially those used as digestifs, the flavor of génépi can be an acquired taste. It is less sweet than many digestifs, and the flavor imparted by the herbs is reminiscent of chamomile or feverfew. It is naturally light olive to pale gold in color.