Licor crema de mosquetas (El Bolson)
We opened a bottle of it last weekend, and really like it.
My Argentinian MIL bought it a few years ago in the South of Argentina. She thinks that 'Mosquetas' are like blueberries, but the liquour tastes more raisiny.... and the drawing on the bottle have little red berries.
What is this stuff? Its good! Can we buy it anywhere in the USA?
We live in Boston....
Rosa mosqueta is the name used in S. America for the rose that is the source of rose hips. Image at <http://shorterlink.org/67073>.
The same rose is used for some rose water preparations in N. Africa. Very fragrant and aromatic. Not surprising that it would make an interesting liquor.
Can't help at all with sources though.
On edit, add this from a UK Argentine restaurant menu:
"Licor de Rosa Mosqueta (Rosehip) (17%) 25ml £4.30 Rosa Mosqueta, as it is known in Argentina, grows everywhere on the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. A strong yet not aggressive alcoholic presence is perceived together with a lengthy finish with intense notes of its' own aromatic characteristics. "