When my dad was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy he was stationed in Antarctica. The only places his base camp could get shore leave were Christ Church, New Zealand and Adelaide, Australia. I heard the countless stories and saw the pictures of the beautiful town for many years growing up. Some of the images were so breaktaking I never wanted to let them escape my mind. When I was tinkering around with what would eventually become Adelaide, I showed it to my pops seeking his opinioin. Once he took his first sip, he told me the distinct flavor reminded him of the town. After that, I knew the product was ready and I settled on the name.
In the liqueur, these aromas are elevated to a complex blend. The tartness of lemon balances the softness of rose and pecan, while the unexpected floral note lends an exotic air to otherwise familiar baking scents. You could drink it on the rocks, but it's intensely flavored enough that a splash transforms an ordinary cocktail. Suggested uses include gin and tonics, punches and margaritas, where it can take the place of orange liqueur. It mixes well with gin, mezcal, amaro, and especially Champagne. Check out out “Cocktails Tab” for an assortment of cocktail ideas that showcase the unique characteristics of Adelaide.