advocaat Pronunciation: ad-voh-KAHT Notes: This is a very thick liqueur made from brandy and egg yolks. It's normally eaten with a spoon or added to coffee or hot chocolate. Warninks and Bols are highly regarded brands. Substitutes: eggnog OR Irish cream liqueur
coconut rum Notes: This is white rum flavored with coconut. Malibu Rum and CocoRibe are well-known brands.
coffee liqueurs Notes: Coffee-flavored liqueurs are used to make Black and White Russians and other mixed drinks. Popular brands include Mexico's Kahlúa and the rum-based Tía Maria from Jamaica. To make your own: See the (Substitute for) Kahlua recipe posting on SOAR, or the Tia Maria recipe posted by Bar-None. Substitutes: chocolate liqueur OR cognac OR rum
crème de café = creme de cafe Pronunciation: KREM de cah-FAY Notes: This is a crème liqueur that has a coffee flavor. Substitutes: coffee liqueur (not as sweet)
crème de menthe = creme de menthe Pronunciation: CREAM de MENTH OR KREM de MAHNT Notes: This is a crème liqueur that has a peppermint flavor. It's used to make several mixed drinks, but many people like it all by itself as an after-dinner drink. Sometimes it's clear, but more often green, gold, or red food coloring is added. Substitutes: peppermint schnapps (lighter, not as sweet) OR peppermint extract (use much less) OR peppermint oil (use just a drop or two)
crème de rose = creme de rose = crème de roses = creme de roses Pronunciation: KREM de ROSE Notes: This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with roses. Substitutes:
crème de vanille = creme de vanille Pronunciation: KREM de vah-KNEE Notes: This is a crème liqueur that has a vanilla flavor. Substitutes: vanilla extract (use less)
crème de violette = creme de violette Pronunciation: KREM de vee-oh-LET Notes: This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with violets. Crème d'Yvette = creme d'Yvette is a very sweet American brand. Substitutes: Parfait d'Amour OR crème de rose
flower liqueurs Notes: These liqueurs are flavored with flowers. Examples include crème de violette and crème de rose.
Goldschläger = Goldschlager Notes: This is a cinnamon schnapps with gold flakes floating in it. Imagine filling your mouth with red hots and washing them down with vodka.
Irish cream liqueur Notes: This is made with Irish whiskey flavored with chocolate and cream. Bailey's Irish Cream is a well-known brand. Substitutes: advocaat OR coconut rum
Kahlúa = Kahlua
kümmel = kummel Pronunciation: KIM-uhl Notes: This is a sweet liqueur based on grain alcohol and flavored with caraway seeds and cumin. Gilka Kümmel and Allasch Kümmel are well-regarded brands. Substitutes: aquavit
mint-flavored liqueurs Notes: This category includes crème de menthe and peppermint schnapps. Substitutes: peppermint extract (use much less) OR peppermint oil (use just a drop or two)
peppermint schnapps Notes: Like crème de menthe, this is flavored with peppermint. Substitutes: crème de menthe (sweeter and heavier) OR peppermint extract (use much less) OR peppermint oil (use just a drop or two)
rum-based liqueurs Notes: This category includes coconut rum and spiced rum.
spiced rum Notes: This is white or dark rum that's been sweetened and flavored with vanilla and spices.
spice-flavored liqueurs Notes: This category includes spiced rum, Goldschläger and kümmel.
Tía Maria = Tia Maria
vanilla-flavored liqueurs Notes: Examples include spiced rum, Tuaca, Licor 43, and crème de vanille.
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