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Where can I find Alchermes liquor?

This is a fancy Tuscan liquor used for bakery. Available commonly in Italy but having a hard time here in the US.

asked by GIOVANNI50 almost 5 years ago

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

I can't guarantee it but you might try Corti Bros. in Sacramento, CA. Try their website or give them a call. They do have pretty amazing products there. Ask for Rick Mindermann if he's available. He'll know. Good luck.

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GIOVANNI50
added almost 5 years ago

Yeap. This is the link
http://www.cortibros.biz...

Spelled Alkermes. Pierino you are awesome man!

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

Beata Lei! Non c'e problema.

Maedl
Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added almost 5 years ago

Looks like you could make your own, too. See http://lpoli.50webs.com...

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GIOVANNI50
added almost 5 years ago

Tried it but it is not the same. The rose water is a big high quality element to this. It is said the Medicis drank this elixir to keep from getting sick it is very good tasting stuff but it has to be diluted for use in cakes and what not. May be Pierino can share experience with this. I only know because mamma used it a lot in Italy when I was a kid. Cheers

pierino
pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

Giovanni you know way more on the subject than I do. I just had a hunch you could find it at Corti. My friend Howard Isaacs devotes a paragraph to it in his "Dictionary of Italian Cuisine" which he co-authored with Maureen Fant. The name originates from Arabic and the traditional style uses cochineal as a coloring agent. The authors cite one particular farmacia in Firenze that still bottles the original formula.

Maedl
Maedl

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added almost 5 years ago

Which farmacia? Is it Santa Maria Novella?

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pierino
pierino

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added almost 5 years ago

Yes, that would be the one; Antica Farmacia Santa Maria Novella.

GIOVANNI50
added almost 5 years ago

I tried calling them and they would not ship from Italy. Cortis is shipping me some.

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Maedl
Maedl

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added almost 5 years ago

Giovanni, there is a Santa Maria Novella shop on Wisconsin Ave., just beyond the District line in Friendship Heights. You might try calling them.

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GIOVANNI50
added almost 5 years ago

That is awesome. So close and yet I didn't know. However, they don't sell the Alchermes there either. Thank you Maedl!

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cucina di mammina
added about 4 years ago

Trying to recreate a recipe and need this famous liquore... surprisingly found an actual Santa Maria Novella Shop close to me in Bal harbour Shops, Miami (I live in Fort Myers Florida on the west coast of the Florida). Just called and left a message, hoping they will ship to me with credit card purchase or else its looking like a road trip to Miami for me very soon :)

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GIOVANNI50
added almost 4 years ago

Try the Corti bro. link above. They ship to your door.