Historically, the credit for the development of liqueurs goes to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who created various tonics and beverages to promote health by experimenting with combinations of roots and herbs mixed with a spirit base. Many of those products, including Chartreuse & Benedictine, have survived to this day. Read More »
Sacred Rosehip Cup Liqueur is an aperitivo cordial made with a total of 27 botanicals, two of which are rosehip and rhubarb. Made with natural ingredients too, of which most are organic. This makes a fantastic negroni, but can also be drunk with lemonade in a Pimm's-style.
Created in 1860, while Jean-Baptiste Combier was in prison, this blend of Original Combier, Elixir Combier and VSOP cognac, along with a variety of herbs and spices, is packed full of orange and spice. Great on its own or in cocktails when you need a bit more spice than a triple sec can deliver.
Mama Walker's is an American brand of breakfast-inspired liqueurs. This combines the flavours of blueberries, pancakes and maple syrup - yum! Mix with lemonade in a 1:2 ratio for 'Mama's Lemonade'. We don't recommend drinking this instead of having breakfast though...
Made to a family recipe dating from 1909, it is produced using 18 herbs grown throughout the world. With a prominent taste of orange, this works well in cocktails, or on its own as either an aperitif or digestif.
Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Spirit Drink is a combination of rum, coconut, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon. Made in a distillery on the Bajan coast, this can be enjoyed on its own as well as with a mixer of your choice.
A type of German Bärenfang (literally ‘bear trap’) honey liqueur, Bärenjäger (‘bear hunter’) is a delicious vodka-based liqueur that can be enjoyed straight over ice, added to tea or a hot toddy, or even poured straight on vanilla ice cream.
Choya Royal Honey is an Umeshu (Japanese liqueur made with ume plums, several of which are included in the jar) flavoured with natural honey and royal jelly, believed to strengthen the body and ease stress levels.
This Choya Umeshu liqueur, fashioned with the Ume plum (some of which are included in the jar) has been flavoured with the herb Shiso, also known as Perilla. In Japanese medicine, Shiso is believed to strengthen the immune system and reduce allergic reactions.
A real innovation from liqueur producers Mozart: a chocolate spirit (essentially a vodka distilled from chocolate macerate) made with raw cacao and vanilla - and here's the good bit - the product has a sugar content of zero! Guilt-free choccy goodness?! We think this will be big.
This Hazelnut Espresso Liqueur is produced at Oregon's Bendistilery under their Crater Lake brand. A combination of coffee, hazelnuts, vodka and brown cane sugar. Add 1 part to 3 parts hot chocolate in the winter.
One of Merlet's special series of cognac-based liqueurs, this C2 Cassis and Cognac is a cut above your standard blackcurrant liqueur. Bottled at a generous 33% abv, this will make an awesome (and potent) Kir Royale.