Martine Honeysuckle Liqueur

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Photo via Isla Austin
Photo via Isla Austin
Photo via Isla Austin

Have you heard? Martine Honeysuckle Liqueur is the newest endeavor from the people who brought you Dripping Springs Vodka and Paula's Limoncello

Martine? What does that mean? After a quick Google search, I found that Martine is often used as a female name. As a name fanatic and I love that each of our names mean something unique and beautiful. Martine comes from French origin and means energetic, resolute and determined woman who could appear calm, reserved, strong and self-assured.  Most English speaking countries use the Martina derivative.

Keeping the meaning in mind, it seems that Martine Honesuckle has been in the works for sometime as Texacello filled for the trademark in the March of 2014. In an interview with Austin 360, co-owner Gary Kelleher talks about the five year struggle he had to endure to get this recipe right. 

I have not seen a bottle of this liqueur out in the wild yet but Specs has it listed for $25.25 via their website

I am curious to know who designed the label. It looks clean. Plus the label mentions this liqueur contains 20% alcohol. Sounds like Martine would make a great floater in most drinks. 

If you have the hankering to try Martine before you commit to an entire bottle, Austinites are welcome swing by Isla on 4th street and purchase a drink with this new liqueur. 

On namesake alone, sounds like Martine has a lot to live up to. Hmm, I think I need to get my hands on a bottle for quality assurance. 

If you are curious about the difference between liquor and liqueur you might want to check this out

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