A Mulher de Capote: Flavors of the Azores in a Bottle

liqursIf someone told you that you could encompass all the flavors of the beautiful Azores islands and capture them in a bottle of sweet liquor, what could you say? Here on the island of Sao Miguel for over 75 years, the Mulher de Capote company has been producing some of the finest regional flavored liquors on the Portuguese market. The Azores islands are known for the exotic fruit and mineral-rich soil, and that is why the many flavors of the island are now available throughout the Azores in various light liquor flavors.

miniaturasThe factory is located in Ribeira Grande and is not the most accessible place to find if you’re not familiar with the city, so it is recommended to arrange a tour to make your trip efficient. Here you can explore the process behind the production of these unique liquors while having a chance to sample the various flavors in their tasting room. The company’s most popular alcohol is their passion fruit flavored liquor produced locally on-site and has received six international gold awards. Other notable flavors include blood orange, lemon, and of course, pineapple.
dreamstime_m_30610100Their pineapple flavor liquor is a favorite after-dinner drink to sip and enjoy the local fruit’s local flavors. The sweet, light taste of the Azorean pineapple makes a useful ingredient for many local dishes. The liquor is often used to enhance the flavor of various sweet Azorean desserts. It is recommended when touring the factory and the distillation process of the facility that you admire the local collector’s edition bottles they have shaped into various popular Azorean symbols such as in the shape of a Pineapple or traditional Azorean women, even a Hydrangea shaped bottle filled with a colorful fruity liquor, making it the perfect gift to take home from your island getaway to the Azores.
IMG_9650Suppose you are unable to make it to the factory in Ribeira Grande. In that case, you are in luck because their line of Azorean Spirits is available throughout the island and all of the eight other Azorean islands in both grocery stores and at the airport gift shops.


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