Liqueurs

Liqueurs
absinthe, absynthe
absinthe
This potent anise-flavored liqueur contains the narcotic herb wormwood, so it isn't available in most developed countries. If you wish to live dangerously, you might be able to find it in Spain.
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advocaat, Bols, Warninks
advocaat
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
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almond liqueur
almond liqueur
Almond liqueur is excellent on ice cream or in coffee.
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amaretto
amaretto
This is a brandy-based liqueur that's flavored with almonds and apricot pits. It complements chocolate, coffee, and fruit especially well.
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Amer Picon
This is a bitter French apéritif that's usually served with water and a sweetener, or sometimes mixed with beer.
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anesone
This is a name sometimes given to drier anise-flavored liqueurs, like pastis, ouzo, and arak.
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anise
This is a name sometimes given to drier anise-flavored liqueurs, like pastis, ouzo, and arak.
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anisette
anisette
This French liqueur is flavored with anise seeds. It's sweeter and lower in alcohol than other anise-flavored liqueurs. Marie Brizard is a well-respected brand.
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apéritif, aperitif, apertivo
apéritif
Apéritifs are alcoholic drinks that, like appetizers, are served before dinner to perk up the appetite and wake up the taste buds. Examples include fortified wines, herbal and bitter liqueurs, and sparkling wines. Europeans often prefer these over cocktails.
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apricot liqueur
This liqueur tastes like both apricots and almonds.
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arak, arack, arrack, arraki, raki
arak
The name comes from the Arabic word for juice, and it's applied to a wide variety of somewhat harsh-tasting alcoholic beverages that are flavored with various herbs and spices, particularly anise. It's fairly potent, and usually served as an apéritif.
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B&B, B & B, B and B
B&B
Bénédictine liqueur is a tad too sweet for many people, so it's common to cut it with brandy. Noting this, the producers of Bénédictine decided to produce their own blend.
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Bauchant
Bauchant
This is an orange liqueur.
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Bénédictine, Benedictine, Bénédictine D.O.M.
Bénédictine
This light green liqueur was first produced in the 16th century by a French monk, who combined various herbs, spices, and peels with brandy. It's somewhat sweet by itself, so many people cut it with brandy or buy B&B, which is premixed Bénédictine and brandy. The letters D.O.M. stand for Deo Optimo Maximo (To God, the best and greatest), which is the Bénédictine motto
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bitter liqueurs, bitter spirits, bitters
bitter liqueurs
These are liqueurs and fortified wines that have a bittersweet flavor. They're often mixed with soda and served as apéritifs. These liqueurs are sometimes called bitters, but they're not as intensely flavored as the bitters that come in little bottles, which are normally measured out in drops. Popular brands include Campari, Fernet Branca, Byrrh, Dubonnet, Punt è Mes, Cynar, Suze, Jägermeister, and Amer Picon.
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blackberry liqueur, Kroatzbeere, Marie Brizard
blackberry liqueur
Kroatzbeere and Marie Brizard are well-regarded brands.
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Byrrh
This is a tangy and bittersweet French vermouth that's made with quinine and red wine. It's usually mixed with club soda.
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Campari, Campari bitters
Campari
This popular Italian bitters is often mixed with soda, ice, and a twist of lemon and served as an apéritif.
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Chartreuse, Liqueur des Pères Chartreux
Chartreuse
This excellent herbal liqueur is said to contain over 125 ingredients. It comes in two colors: green Chartreuse and the sweeter and less potent yellow Chartreuse.
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Cheri Suisse
This is a chocolate and cherry flavored liqueur. It's often mixed with milk.
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cherry liqueurs, Cherry Grand Marnier, Cherry Heering, Cherry Marnier
cherry liqueurs
There are many varieties of cherry liqueurs, including the chocolate-flavored Chéri Suisse, Cherry Heering = Peter Heering, crème de cerise, Cherry Rocher, Kirschenliqueur, Cherry Grand Marnier = Cherry Marnier, and Maraschino liqueur.
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chocolate liqueurs, Hagen Daz, Mozart, Truffles
chocolate liqueurs
There are many well-regarded brands of chocolate liqueur, including Godiva, Truffles, Mozart, and Hagen Daz. Some liqueurs combine chocolate with other flavors, like Cheri Suisse, Vandermint, and Tiramisu.
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Citrónge, Citronge
Citrónge
This is a Mexican orange liqueur.
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coconut rum, CocoRibe, Malibu Rum
coconut rum
This is white rum flavored with coconut. Malibu Rum and CocoRibe are well-known brands.
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coffee liqueurs
coffee liqueurs
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. See the (Substitute for) Kahlua recipe posting on SOAR, or the Tia Maria recipe posted by Bar-None.
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Cointreau
Cointreau
This is an orange liqueur that’s not as well regarded as Grand Marnier, but considered a step above curaçao and triple sec.
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cranberry liqueur, Boggs
cranberry liqueur
Boggs is a well-regarded brand.
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crème d'abricots
This is a crème liqueur that has an apricot flavor.
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crème d'amande
This is a crème liqueur that has an almond flavor
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crème d'ananas
This is a crème liqueur that has a pineapple flavor.
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crème de banane
This is a crème liqueur that has a banana flavor. It's often used to make banana daiquiris.
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crème de cacao, creme de cacao
crème de cacao
This is a crème liqueur that has a chocolate flavor. Buy either white (actually clear) or dark crème de cacao--they both taste the same.
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crème de café
This is a crème liqueur that has a coffee flavor.
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crème de cassis, creme de cassis
crème de cassis
This is a crème liqueur made with black currants and rum. It's very sweet, and often mixed with white wine to make kir.
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crème de cerise
This is a crème liqueur that has a cherry flavor.
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crème de chocolat
This is a crème liqueur that has a chocolate flavor.
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crème de cumin
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with caraway seeds
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crème de fraise, creme a la fraise des bois, crème á la fraise des bois
crème de fraise
This is a crème liqueur that has a strawberry flavor.
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crème de framboise, creme de framboise
crème de framboise
This is a crème liqueur that has a raspberry flavor.
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crème de griotte
crème de griotte
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with sour Morello cherries
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crème de mandarine
This is a crème liqueur that has a mandarin orange flavor.
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crème de menthe, creme de menthe
crème de menthe
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.
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crème de mûre, creme de mure
crème de mûre
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with blackberries.
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crème de myrtille
crème de myrtille
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with blueberries.
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crème de noix
This is a crème liqueur that has a walnut flavor.
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crème de noyaux
This is a crème liqueur that has an almond flavor.
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crème de pêche, creme de peche
crème de pêche
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with peaches.
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crème de prunelle
This is a crème liqueur that's flavored with sloe berries.
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