The Most Wished For Liqueurs Last Week

The Distiller community was wishing for these liqueurs last week.
Mar 16, 2020
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    10 Kerrygold Irish Cream
    87
    Rich
    Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur is made in Ireland from cream from grass-fed cows, Irish whiskey, real chocolate, and "Irish spirit." It is made from the same milk used to create the brand's cheese and butter. First introduced in 2014, it is bottled at 17% ABV.
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    9 Patrón XO Cafe
    88
    Roast
    Patrón XO Cafe is a coffee liqueur made by using Patrón Silver, a 100% blue agave tequila, as its base. Neutral spirits or rum are more common to use when making coffee liqueurs. It is bottled at 35% ABV.
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    8 Baileys Original Irish Cream
    78
    Sweet
    First introduced in 1974, Baileys Original Irish Cream is made from Irish whiskey, Irish cream, spirit, and chocolate. This brand is currently owned by Diageo and there are many other flavors in the Baileys portfolio including vegan and gluten free versions. Bottled at 17% ABV in Ireland.
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    7 Campari
    90
    Bitter & Fruity
    Campari was created circa 1860 by a Lombardy-born man named Gaspare Campari. He worked his way up to barman in a cafe in Torino before moving to Milano where he created his renowned bitter concoction. His namesake bitters was first known as Bitter all’usa d’Holanda and its ingredients have never been disclosed other than to say that “it is the result of an infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants, and fruit in alcohol and water”. The only other change to the original recipe occured in 2006 when carmine (a natural dye sourced from crushed cochineal insects) ceased to be used for coloring. Now artificial colors are used.
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    6 St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
    94
    Floral & Fruity
    St. Germain took the cocktail world by storm when it debuted as the first available elderflower liqueur in 2007. To make the liqueur, elderflower petals are macerated in grape eau-de-vie, with the resulting combination then sweetened. St. Germain was created by the late Robert Cooper, and is now a part of the Bacardi portfolio.
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    5 Rothman & Winter Crème de Violette
    88
    Sweet & Floral
    Made with a base of brandy, this liqueur gets its flavor from Queen Charlotte and March violets found in the Alps. No additional fruit or spice flavors are added to the liqueur before it’s bottled at 20% ABV. It is recommended that this liqueur is used within two years of purchase.
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    4 Cointreau
    90
    Fruity & Sweet
    Cointreau is a clear, orange flavored liqueur developed in 1875 by Édouard Cointreau, son of one of the co-founding brothers of the distillery. In 1885 it became the first registered brand of triple sec, although the brand dropped "triple sec" from its name in early 20th century. It is made with both bitter and sweet orange peels which are macerated in neutral alcohol and then distilled. The only other ingredients are sugar and water. Suitable for any recipe calling for triple sec.
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    3 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire
    82
    Sweet & Rich
    Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire was released countrywide in March 2015 after a brief three state limited release. It is made from a blend of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey and Jack's original cinnamon liqueur.
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    2 Licor 43
    90
    Rich & Sweet
    Inspired by the ancient Roman recipe for Liqvor Mirabilis, a golden-hued liqueur infused with fruits and herbs, Licor 43 was first bottled to sell in the 1940s by siblings Diego, Angel and Josefina Zamora. It caught on throughout Spain, where it’s still a mainstay in bars and often mixed with milk or soda. Though its recipe is a tightly guarded secret, its name does reference the 43 ingredients that give it its unique flavor, including citrus, vanilla, and a variety of aromatic herbs and spices.
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    1 Aperol
    92
    Fruity & Sweet
    Aperol first debuted a century ago, in 1919. Known for its orange hue, and today for the ubiquitous and eponymous Aperol Spritz, Aperol is flavored with ingredients including cinchona, rhubarb, and gentian. The bittersweet liqueur has been a part of the Campari portfolio since 2003.