A brilliantly diverse category, encompassing the monastic liqueurs like Chartreuse alongside Italian classics such as Amaretto and Sambuca, cult drinks like Jagermeister and old stagers like Kummel. Many herb liqueurs contain dozens of different ingredients, the exact constitution and combination of which is invariably a jealously-guarded secret.
Hugely popular sambuca from Luxardo made by macerating aniseed & elderberries in neutral spirit before maturation in oak vats. Serve 'alla mosca' - flamed with three floating coffee beans in the glass.
Made to an original Latvian recipe, Kummel Mentzendorff is a classic caraway-based liqueur now produced in France by the Loire's famous Combier distillery. Serve chilled to within an inch of its life after a hearty meal.
High quality mint liqueur from French artisan producer. All the Briottet range have proper 'real' fruit (or, in this case, herb) flavour integrity - they taste like the fruit / herb itself, not some confected approximation. Highly recommended. This white version won't turn your cocktails a funny colour like the green one would.
A traditional winter tea based liqueur/cordial from Austria's Stroh, better known for their rum. This is a blend of spirit, tea, sugar and fruit that's great when mixed 1 part to 4 parts of hot water for a warming punch.
A drink declared to be "The world's first gin liqueur" and created by Christopher and James Hayman, descendants of Beefeater's legendary founder, James Burrough. High strength and sweet, it works well served neat or on the rocks, as well as a base for long drinks and cocktails.
What a brilliant idea - a set of tiny 2cl bottles of five different flavours from Bitter Truth's range, including Jerry Thomas' Own Decanter, Celery, Creole, Orange and Aromatic bitters. Perfect for pepping up a dull drink in a bar or at a party.
Among the native wildflowers found in the Alps are the Queen Charlotte and March Violets. Elegant in its simplicity, this authentic Crème de Violette captures their fragrance, vibrant colors, and taste. Enjoy this liqueur in classic cocktails such as the Blue Moon or Aviation, or as an ingredient in continental cuisine.
A grapefruit bitters with a twist - playing on the grapefruity nature of many hop varieties, this has high alpha-acid (the bitter bit) hop and grapefruit peel as part of the mix to give a big vegetal bitterness.
Mint liqueur Get 27 has been one of France's foremost cremes de menthe since 1796 and is a rather darker green than our photo might suggest. 'Get' is pronounced 'Jet' in this case due to the Gallic origin of the brand, while the 27 refers to the original alcohol percentage, which was subsequently reduced. So really it should be called 'Get 21', but they probably didn't want to confuse people.