Framboise is an eau de vie, a clear, unaged fruit brandy made from raspberries. Framboise is one of the most expensive fruit brandies, as it takes around 80 pounds of raspberries to make a liter of brandy.
Framboise is the French word for raspberry. Among German or Austrian producers of fruit brandies, you might see them labelled as Himbeergeist (literally raspberry spirit). If you're lucky, you might find Waldhimbeeregeist, made from wild raspberries.
Trimbach and Massenez are two quality producers of Framboise.
Framboise the spirit should not be confused with the Belgian lambic beer or the fortified dessert wine from Pacific Rim of the same name.
Some popular cocktails containing Framboise
- Florodora (Dead Rabbit Version) — Gin, Framboise, Bitters, Ginger ale, Ginger syrup, Lime juice, Nutmeg
- Pelé — Framboise, Triple sec, Lemon juice
- 3 o'clock — Tequila, Framboise, Bitters, Lime juice, Egg white, Agave syrup
- Little Feat — Gin, Framboise, Lemon soda
- Eastern Promises — Gin, Framboise, Aromatized wine, Orange liqueur, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Dopo Cena (Framboise variant) — Amaretto, Framboise, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters, Lemon juice, Cherry, Egg white
- London Briar — Gin, Framboise, Maraschino Liqueur, Herbal liqueur, Lime juice
- Strega Sour — Gin, Framboise, Strega, Lemon bitters, Lime juice
- The Sunset Tree — Gin, Framboise, Aromatized wine, Campari, Peychaud's Bitters, Strawberry, Orange peel
- Jumpin' Jive — Gin, Framboise, Cherry Liqueur, Amaro, Bitters
Should also not be confused with raspberry liqueurs, the labels of which might prominently feature the word "framboise," it seems.