For three generations the Purkhart family has produced this all-natural walnut liqueur from the same family recipe, renowned for its balance and exceptionally smooth finish. Each summer the Purkhart family picks fresh green walnuts from wild stands of the delicate “Weinsberg” variety near the village of Sankt Peter in der Au. These walnuts steep for months in grape brandy and for the last month with a variety of spices and alpine botanicals. The result is a rich and flavorful walnut liqueur that is not overly sweet, perfect after dinner.
In cocktails, Nux Alpina is an extraordinary complement to brown spirits and dark fortified wines, like Madeira, sherry and sweet red vermouth. Adding 0.5 oz of Nux Alpina with 0.5 oz Cocchi Vermouth di Torino to 2 oz bourbon makes a savory Manhattan variation. Or try it in coffee, cream, or egg drinks.