Cloves are a rich, aromatic East African spice, are used whole or ground to flavor sweet and savory recipes. One of the most fascinating ingredients used in daily cooking in many parts of the world is the clove. It is a unique looking ingredient, which is dark brown or black, and has a characteristic taste and smell as well.
Cloves may be infused into a base spirit and used in various recipes.
Rarely, cloves may be used as garnish.