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.
An excellent plum liqueur, handmade by Bramley & Gage with two varieties of plum: Blaisdon Red, named for the village in which it is found, and the Dittisham plum - a very special variety only found in Devon which comes into season for just 10 days a year.
Another of Bramley & Gage's amazing fruit liqueurs, this time made with the Cydonia Oblonga or European Quince, a large, fragrant yellow fruit related to the pear. B & G Quince liqueur won a Quality Drinks Award 2008 and Taste of the West Gold and Best Drink 2007.
This Greengage liqueur from Bramley & Gage is best served chilled as an aperitif, or at room temperature as an after dinner liqueur. For those who don't already know, a greengage is a special type of plum.
A bright blue entry in the Sourz range, this has big citrus up front, followed by tropical fruit and a 'zingy sour finish'. One for shooters or mixed with orange juice and lemonade for a signature 'Tropical Sunrise'.
A bottle of Lejay-Legoute's Crème de Pêche liqueur. Founded back in 1836, they have been making well respected liqueurs for over a century. This is made with real peaches and is delicious as an alcoholic ice cream sauce.
A bottle of raspberry flavoured liqueur from French experts Lejay-Lagoute, best-known for their legendary Crème de Cassis. Very fruity, almost jam-like, this works well in both long drinks or in cocktails.
A bottle of strawberry flavoured liqueur from French experts Lejay-Lagoute, best-known for their legendary Crème de Cassis. Very fruity, this works well in both long drinks or in cocktails, where it also adds colour.