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Liqueur

Liqueurs can be and are made from any base spirit. Likewise, the range of flavours featured is as wide as the world of flavours itself. From one beautiful flavour (e.g., the cassis berry in creme de cassis) to complex harmonies of flavour (e.g., the 135 herbs in Chartreuse), liqueurs run the gamut. While traditionally liqueurs are sipped alone, bartenders rely on their ability to act as a spirits modifier in cocktails.

The World of Flavours

A sweetened and flavoured liquor makes a liqueur, a popular term in the world of spirits that refers to the widest range of sweet liquors. Covering all kinds of different flavors, liqueurs are perceived as the spice a cocktail won’t go without. Despite the popular practice of aging, applied to almost all alcoholic beverages, liqueurs are rarely ever aged.

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Sweet tooths find a glass of liqueur very pleasing to their taste. As the majority of people prefer a strong and more bitter neat drink, liqueurs find their application in sweet alcoholic cocktails. In the cocktail-making practice, liqueurs emerge as the most used ingredient. Think of them as your spice rack or bartenders ketchup (meaning they make your drinks taste good). 

The Making of a Liqueur

A liqueur is typically lower in alcohol content compared to other liquors and spirits. Liqueurs often have a thick syrupy-like consistency that makes some types known as a cream liqueur.

There are several basic methods that are used to infuse the desired flavor and sweet ingredients into a base of distilled liquor. The method used depends on the type of flavor desired. Different methods result in different consistency and strength of the aroma. Flavors are always infused separately in order to create a single flavour liqueur. However, many famous liqueur recipes include more than one flavor. Although their flavor-blending recipe is a top-secret, it’s clear that the fusion of flavors is achieved by combining different flavors of liqueurs. 

Making a scrumptious blend of a liqueur’s flavors is quite a task, since there are liqueur flavors for all possibly existing flavors. Some of the most commonly used in cocktails are:

  • Coffee liqueur
  • Orange liqueur
  • Chocolate liqueur
  • Cherry liqueur

  • The Use of Liqueurs in Cocktails

    Having the ability to bring an amazing and original flavour, liqueurs are the essential ingredient in many classic cocktails. Single flavoured or blended flavoured liqueurs give a bartender a good baseline for creating a flavoursome cocktail, and it’s quite a task. The right proportion of liqueur combined with one or more spirits is crucial for a good taste. The overly-sweet liqueur can easily ruin a cocktail’s integrity.

    Find the Best Liqueur Flavours in EC Proof Online Shop

    A quality produced liqueur offers greater flavor enjoyment and enhanced scent and aroma. Our online store features established labels offering a wide range of liqueur flavors. Here are the flavors available in our shop, categorized:

    Fruit

    Raspberry Liqueur - St. George

    Spiced pear Liqueur - St. George

    Dried Fruits Liqueur  - Grand Mariner

    Apricot Brandy - Luxardo

    Dried Cherry Liqueur - Luxardo

    Cherry Brandy - Luxardo

    Guignolet Liqueur - Cointreau

    Framboise Raspberry Liqueur - Mathilde

    Peche - Peach Liqueur- Mathilde

    Poire - Pear Liqueur - Mathilde

    Creme de Banane - Banana Liqueur - Tempus Fugit

    Coffee, Chocolate, Nuts

    Coffee Liqueur - St. George

    Amaretto - Luxardo

    Noix - Walnut Liqueur - Chartreuse

    Cacao Liqueur - Tempus Fugit

     

    Licorice, Minth

    Sambuca Liqueur - Luxardo

    9eme Centenaire Liqueur - Chartreuse

    Elixir Vegetal - Liqueur - Chartreuse

    Creme de Menthe - Mint Liqueur- Tempus Fugit

    Wondermint Liqueur - Death’s Doors SPirit 

    Herbs, Floral

    Elderflower Liqueur - St. germain

    Liqueur de Violettes - Tempus Fugit

    Botanical Spirit - Hum

    Green Liqueur- Chartreuse

    V.E.P. Yellow Liqueur - Chartreuse

    V.E.P. Green Liqueur- Chartreuse

    M.O.F. Liqueur -  Chartreuse

    Gentiane Liqueur - Chartreuse

    Creme de Noyaux Liqueur - Tempus Fugit

    Citrus

    Dry CuracaoLiqueur  - Pierre Ferrand

    Triplum - Triple Sec Orange Liqueur - Luxardo

    Limoncello Liqueur - Luxardo

    Yellow Liqueur - Chartreuse