Combier Rouge (also known as Roi Rene Rouge) is a brand of cherry liqueur made by the Combier distillery in Saumur, France. Combier Rouge is made from an infusion of morello and guignes cherries invented in 1632 by Reverend Mother Gautron of the Benedictine Abbey in Saumur, France.

Combier Rouge is made from all natural ingredients (cherry infusion, sugar, alcohol and elderberry juice) and the production process has not changed since its invention. It is less sweet and heavy compared to other cherry liqueurs, and has a pleasant bitter complexity on the finish. Combier Rouge is 34 proof. 

Combier Website

Some popular cocktails containing Combier Rouge

  • Redrum — Navy strength rum, Campari, Cherry Liqueur, Orange liqueur, Lime zest
  • Black Lodge — Rye, Cynar, Cherry Liqueur, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Orange peel
  • Scotch Lodge — Islay Scotch, Cherry Liqueur, Cynar, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters, Orange peel
  • Pera Rosa — Reposado Tequila, Pear eau de vie, Cherry Liqueur, Apricot liqueur, Cranberry bitters, Lime juice
  • Fruites Douces aux Fines Herbes — Calvados, Dry vermouth, Cherry Liqueur, Apricot liqueur
  • Baker's Singapore Sling — Gin, Cherry Liqueur, Bénédictine, Seltzer water, Lime
  • Impromptu Sling — Gin, Cherry Liqueur, Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Triple sec, Seltzer water, Lime


I just purchased a bottle of this cherry liqueur and I can say that it is absolutely delicious. That being said, the ingredient list includes sugar. I keep reading (online sources) that there is no added sugar and that it is sweetened from the cherries themselves. Obviously the ingredient list on the bottle wouldn't lie. But really who gives a shit as it is a welcome addition to my liquor collection.

I think I found the 'no sugar added' from Drinkhacker. Is there an actual ingredient list on the back of the bottle?

yes, the ingredient list on the bottle reads cherry infusion, sugar, alcohol, elderberry juice. I have read in multiple places that there was no added sugar. I don't even care. It's delicious. the new maurin le puy and combier rouge are making me happy!

Quick question though... did you comment in the article page or hit the button for moderation? I'm trying to figure out how it works ;)