Licor 43 // Spain
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.
Herbal/Spice LiqueursHerbal and/or spiced liqueurs make up a bulk of the liqueur family. Oftentimes the recipe or formula is top secret and decades if not centuries old and were created for “medicinal purposes.” Any type of liquor can form the base. Sugar is added prior to bottling.
"Yellow-golden in hue, this liqueur has a sharp, spiritous aroma that's underscored by a touch of sugar. It's much softer on the palate, however, with an extremely creamy texture and notes of brown sugar, a medley of spices, and sweet vanilla. This would be especially good mixed with brandy or poured over ice to be savored. "