In the early days of cocktail-making orange liqueurs emerged as the most popular ingredients, figuring in a vast array of cocktails. Cointreau still remains one of the most famous liqueurs in the world - but nowadays, orange liqueurs are just a small part of a vast array of fruit liqueurs from all over the world.
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.
Glenglassaugh like playing with their new make spirit in interesting ways and their experiments with 'Spirit Drinks' have now led to this - a liqueur made using sloes, more usually steeped in gin. Here they use the crisp barley spirit and a bit of sugar to great effect, producing a deeply flavoured and fruity liqueur.
Nuvo is the world's first sparkling liqueur, it combines premium French vodka, delicate sparkling wine and passion fruit nectar to create a bright pink product. A delicious way to toast any occasion and a fruity alternative to classic champers.
A top-quality Cherry Brandy from De Kuyper, in small batches of 2500 bottles. This XO is made with 12yo Grande Champagne XO Cognac and a double dose of no less than four varieties of cherries (including Maraska) - as well as being packaged in a rather fabulous art deco bottle inspired by the brand's original 1920s packaging.
From Dutch maestros De Kuyper comes this super-premium apricot liqueur, made with French and Turkish apricots and Grande Champagne XO cognac for a rich and fruity experience. And this has to be one of the sexiest bottles we've ever encountered.
A 50cl bottle of apple eau de vie from traditional Dutch producer Lubberhuizen & Raaff. The distillery's location is actually a former fire station in the picturesque Betuwse region, the fruit coming from the orchards that surround the building.
Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur is made in Sicily and is produced by Leslie Gracie, the creator of Hendrick's Gin. Made by marrying the fresh essential oil of blood oranges with Italian lemon and neutral spirit before being lightly sweetened with natural sugar.
Crème Yvette is a combination of four berries - blackberry, raspberry, blackcurrant and wild strawberry, all blended with dried violet petals from Provence. Produced near Bordeaux, this is an essential ingredient in many vintage cocktails.