Imported dark rum from Puerto Rico. A blend of selected aged rums which are charcoal filtered for smoothness before aging in oak barrels for one to four years. Bronze, cola color. Sweet, molasses nose. Candied flavors. Finishes with flavors of black coffee. Best mixed with fuit juices, soda or in Pina Coladas.
Anise flavored cordial imported from France. Distilled in the tradition of Absinthe, which was banned in most countries in the early 1900's because it contained wormwood. Wormwood is a plant derivative that was thought to cause mental and physical illness but some say it inspired many of the writers and painters of the late 19th century café society. Absente has the aromatic flavor, aroma and emerald green color of the original Absinthe without the banned botanical wormwood. Instead, Absente contains its less-bitter cousin Southern Wormwood. Serve mixed with water or with sugar and water using a slotted spoon. Wine Enthusiast gives it 94 points.
Imported Italian liqueur made from apricot stones, which produce an almond flavor. Topaz/orange color. Sweet aromas of almonds. Lush flavors of roasted almonds, slightly peppery and not too sweet. Moderately viscous. Finish of vanilla extract with a touch of mandarin orange. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Honey liqueur imported from Germany. Wine Enthusiast says it has 'lightly honeyed and not overly sweet scents with a buttery/creamy quality.' Intense flavors of honey with a 'chewy as honey' consistency. Both Wine Enthusiast and Spirit Journal give it Recommended ratings. Serve as an after dinner drink, add to hot tea for a Bee Tea or use as a topping for your favorite dessert.
A blend of Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur and Kentucky bourbon imported from Germany. Made with generous amounts of honey and all-natural ingredients. Hand-crafted by one of Germany's oldest family owned businesses. Bourbon aroma with mild hints of honey. Sweet bourbon taste with lingering honey notes on the finish. Mix 2 parts Bärenjäger Honey and Bourbon with 3 parts lemonade in a tall glass filled with ice and garnish with a lemon slice for a 'Bourbon Sweet & Sour.'
Imported French liqueur originated around 1510 at the Fecamp Abbey to combat malaria. Honey/amber color. Herbal nose that is earthy and floral. Flavors of honey, citrus and herbs such as rosemary, basil, and sage. Long, smooth aftertaste. 'Kindred Sprits' gives it its highest recommendation of *****. (One of only ten liqueurs to receive this rating in the book.)
Flavored Irish whiskey made and bottled in Ireland. A blend of triple distilled Irish whiskey, real Irish honey and natural flavors. Smooth with 'no sting.' Muddle two lemon wedges in the bottom of a tall Collins glass, add 1½ oz. Bushmills Irish Honey and ice, top with ginger ale and garnish with a lemon wedge for a 'Honey, I'm Home.'
New code number for 64600. Lemon flavored cordial imported from Italy. The finest grain spirits are infused with the juice and peel of lemons from Italy's sunny southern Amalfi coast. Caravella Limoncello was created from a family recipe dating back to 1898. Store in the freezer and serve ice cold, 'neat', in a chilled cordial glass. Or, mix with iced tea for a 'Milano Tea'.
Aperitif imported from Italy. Aromas of fruit pits and botanicals. Slightly bitter flavors of fruit. An aromatized wine which means that it has a red wine base with sweeteners and herbs added. Also, quinine has been added and is evident in the bouquet and the finish. Serve with an orange slice to complement the flavor.
Ginger-flavored liqueur imported from France, made from VSOP Cognac infused with Tahitian Vanilla, baby Vietnamese ginger, and Provencal (French) honey. 'The Spirit Journal' says it is 'a perfect liqueur' and gives it 5 stars (its highest rating). The 'Best in Show' award winner at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirit Competition. 'Gourmet Magazine' says it is, 'Nice over ice, amazing as a component in a cocktail. It loves gin, tequila, lime, and bubbles.'
Tequila-based lime liqueur imported from Mexico. Made from the highest-quality Persian limes cultivated in Mexico. Crisp and smooth with the well-balanced juicy and sweet flavor of top-quality lime with a refreshing finish. Excellent mixed in a wide variety of cocktails or as a delicious addition to sauces and desserts. Mix 1 ½ parts Patron Silver with ¾ part Patron Citronage Lime, ½ part fresh lime juice and ½ part simple syrup, shake with ice and strain into martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel for a 'Perfect Lime Margarita.'
Orange liqueur imported from Mexico. All natural - no artificial flavors or colors are added. Mix with Patron Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and lemon sour for a 'Perfect Margarita' or with Patron Silver only, served over ice, for a 'Patron Stinger.'
Imported orange liqueur from France. Similar to orange curacao. Clear in color. Nose of freshly cut oranges. Mildly bitter flavor of fresh orange peels with a slight hint of spice. Finish of nothing but orange. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Imported licorice flavored liqueur from Italy. Black color. Multi-layered nose of aniseed, apricots, herbs, and a trace of citrus. Silky texture. Finishes with flavors of orange and cherry. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Cinnamon whiskey imported from Canada. Light bronze/amber color. Bittersweet cinnamon fragrance. Sweet, spicy, cinnamon flavor. Somewhat fiery finish. Serve on the rocks or mix with cola or cranberry juice. Mix with lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.
Imported liqueur from Scotland. Made with aged Scotch-over 15 years old-and blended wtih heather honey and herbs. The original recipe was passed on from Prince Charles Edward (Bonnie Prince Charlie) to the MacKinnon family who still supervise its production today. Amber/golden color. Aromas of licorice, black pepper, dill and Scotch whisky. Flavors of licorice, herbs and whisky. Sweet with ample viscosity. Considered one of the grand classic liqueurs of the world. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a ***** (highest recommendation) rating.
Liqueur imported from Italy. Fernet Branca is in a class of liquors known as 'amaros' or 'bitters' like Averna and Campari. A blend of 40 or so barks, roots, fungi, herbas and spices thought to have medicinal properties. The original recipe was created in 1845 by the Branca family who still oversees production of the Branca product line. Dark, thick and syrupy. Fernet is at once bitter, sweet, herbacious and spicy. Serve neat as an after dinner drink with coffee, over ice, mixed with cola as is popular in Argentina or with a ginger ale chaser like they do in San Francisco.
Hazelnut Liqueur imported from Italy. A mix of hazelnuts, berries, and herbs. Golden amber color. Aromas of nuts, butter, and herbs. Flavors of hazelnut and butter. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating. Can be served neat (straight up or in a snifter), on the rocks, in coffee or hot cocoa. Also used in many recipes.
Imported liqueur from Italy. Sweet herbal liqueur created in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari. Produced in Torino, Italy. Made with 25 different herbs and spices. Bright yellow/gold color. Aromas of roots, herbs, flowers, and cedar. Galliano is has a complex, vanilla-anise flavor with subtle citrus and woodsy herbal under notes, though vanilla is the most important ingredient. Mix 1 1/2 oz. vodka and 4 oz. of freshly squeezed orange juice in a tall glass filled with ice, float 1/2 oz. Galliano L'Autentico on top and garnish with orange wedges for a 'Harvey Wallbanger.'
Clear cinnamon schnapps from Switzerland with flecks of gold leaf floating in the bottle. Tangy cinnamon aroma. Sweet-sour cinnamon flavors. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.
A warm amber liqueur from France. Made with cognac, essence of wild oranges and a delicate syrup, the mixture is aged in oak casks prior to bottling. The formula created in 1880 is still followed today. Kindred Spirits gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating and says that it is a 'true classic liqueur.' May be served straight up, in a snifter, on the rocks or as an ingredient in a Margarita.
Anise (licorice)-flavored liquor imported from Greece. Produced in accordance with strict European Community rules, Loukatos is one of the few Ouzos that exports the same high quality product as is sold in the Greek domestic market. The flavors come from a blend of natural anise, fennel, mastic, and coriander which are macerated, or immersed, in the alcohol. No artificial flavorings or preservatives are used. Serve straight up, over ice, or with a bit of water. The liquid will turn cloudy when water is added - a sign of real Ouzo.
Liqueur imported from France. A blend of triple distilled premium French vodka, pot-still cognac and natural tropical fruit juices. Unique aqua blue color- the liqueur - not the bottle, which is a frosted champagne style with a cork finish. The 'Spirit Journal' says the flavor is 'refreshing, intensely juicy and almost sour' and gives it *** (recommended).
Imported cream liqueur bottled in the U.S. A mixture of strawberry cream liqueur and tequila. The tequila is very subtle and really only gives a spirit flavor to the liqueur. The strawberry and cream flavors are predominate and this tastes more like a strawberry milkshake than a tequila based liqueur.
Spiced schnapps imported from Germany. Combines premium spices such as vanilla and cinnamon with the same legendary ingredients found in the original Jägermeister recipe. Described as a 'kinder, gentler Jäger.' Mix with almost any soda - root beer, cola, orange, Mountain Dew, or tonic. Or, mix 1 oz. Jägermeister Spice with 1 oz. peach schnapps and 1.5 oz. cranberry juice, pour over ice and top with a splash of 7-Up.
Imported liqueur from Germany. Made with 56 herbs, spices and roots for a unique, complex flavor. 'Cola colored (some caramel has been added for color). Intensely herbal, citrusy nose. Quite sweet with cola, citrus, and herb flavors. Chocolaty aftertaste.' Kindred Spirits gives it a *** (Recommended) rating.
Imported liqueur from Spain. Butterscotch aroma. Flavors of vanilla and citrus. Finishes with flavors of orange and citrus. Quite sweet.
Imported cordial from Greece. A premium ouzo founded by the house of Metaxa in 1888. A combination of grapes, herbs, and berries including aniseed, licorice, mint, wintergreen, fennel, and hazelnut. Clean, cool taste. Licorice flavored with hints of fennel and anise. Good as an aperitif or cordial. Drier than anisette.
Lemon liquor imported from Italy. Pallini was founded in 1875 and is still family owned and operated today in their location on the outskirts of Rome. Made from Sfusato lemons (these are the lemons that are the size of grapefruits), hand-picked on the Amalfi coast and infused for eight months in pure spirits. Aromas and flavors of freshly squeezed lemons. The traditional way of serving lemoncello is chilled and neat. or, mix Pallini Limoncello with cranberry juice and top with club soda for a 'Pallini Fresco.'
The recipe for Pernod is a slight variation of the original recipe for absinthe, an herbal elixer made from 15 exotic herbs steeped in alcohol. Licorice flavored and yellow-green color. A popular aperitif in Europe, often mixed in a tall glass with cold water (it will turn a milky color). May also be mixed with grapefruit or orange juice. Often used in cooking recipes.
Imported liqueur. Reddish color. The original gin sling, which is a cocktail made with gin, sugar, and lemon juice. Pimm's Cup has the same flavors as the cocktail: gin, sugar and lemon.
Licorice flavored liqueur imported from Italy. Clear and thick. Aromas of licorice with some herbs and spices. Anise and licorice flavors. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.
Small batch orange liqueur imported from Sicily. Made with the finest Sanguinello Blood Oranges and Sicilian lemons. Aromas of whole-fruit blood oranges, red berries, and a hint of bright lemon. Balanced, velvety and full-bodied with a dry finish. Gold medal winner from both the Beverage Tasting Insitute and the International Wine & Spirits Competition. Mix 1 part Solerno with 5 parts sparkling wine, pour over ice and garnish with a slice of blood orange (if available) for a 'Solerno & Sparkling.'
Sortilege is a unique blend of Canadian whisky and maple syrup. Created from the richness and authenticity of the Quebec countryside, this liqueur strikes the perfect balance between the heady strength of Canadian whisky and the distinctive flavor of maple syrup. Serve chilled or over ice.
Elderflower liqueur imported from France. Made with 100% fresh, wild elderflower blossoms. The eau de vie base is made of Gamay, Chadonnay, and Pinot Noir grapes and 100% sugar cane (though this is not an overly sweet liqueur). The Spirit Journal gives it five stars (its highest rating) and calls it 'a perfect liqueur.' Pour 1/2 to 3/4 oz. in a fluteded glass and top with Brut Rose Champagne for a 'La Rosette Cocktail' or pour 2 shots of Brut Champagne into a glass and add 1.5 shot of St. Germain, top with soda and garnish with a squeeze of lemon for a St. Germain Cocktail.
Triple orange liqueur imported from Italy. A blend of Italian brandy and orange flavors. Can be served straight, on-the-rocks, in margaritas or in food recipes.
Imported honeydew melon flavored liqueur. Vibrant green color. Light, fresh melon taste. The number one selling melon liqueur. Good mixed with fruit juice and mixers.
Lemon Liqueur imported from Sorrento, Italy. Made from the peels of fresh lemons and sugar, it's ingredients are all natural. Aromas and flavors of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Moderately tart with enough sweetness. Crisp aftertaste with a slight herbal twist. The 'Spirit Journal' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating. Best served neat directly from the freezer as a after dinner drink but can also be used in a variety of drink recipes.
Canadian liqueur. White-wine-like appearance. Aromas of mandarin orange. Rich, satiny texture. Flavors of orange and spirit. Long, silky finish of citrus. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.
Coffee-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Intense coffee flavor. Mix with hot chocolate for a winter warmer. Or, mix 1 part Dr. McGillicuddy's Coffee with 1 part Platinum Vodka and 2 parts half and half cream, shake and serve over ice for a 'Kick-in-the-Pants Coffee.'
Raspberry, peach and orange cordial imported from France. Natural flavors of succulent European raspberries and rare red peaches from the Ardeche region of France are combined with Grand Marnier liqueur base - a blend of VSOP cognac and wild Caribbean orange essence. Complex aromas of raspberries and peaches blended with a hint of orange and citrus. Rich, natural fruity flavors. Serve neat, on-the-rocks, use instead of regular Grand Marnier in a margarita, or pour a small amount in the bottom of a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine.
Coffee- flavored Irish whiskey liqueur with a bit of heat. Made with Columbian coffee, Irish dark brown sugar and 100% single malt Irish whiskey. Winner of multiple tasting awards from 'Best Beverage Award' at the Irish Food Exhibit to the San Francisco Drinks Award. Just add hot water and cream (if desired) for a classic Irish Coffee - the coffee is already in it. Also, good mixed with vodka and served chilled for an Espresso Martini.
Black coffee liqueur imported from Mexico. Made with Mexican amber rum and 100% Aribica coffee, for a true coffee flavor. Lighter in color, higher in proof, and less sweet than regular Kahlua Coffee Liqueur. Mix 1 part Kahlua Midnight with 1 part whipped cream vodka, shake with ice and strain into a glass, top with whipped cream and sprinkles for a 'Midnight Birthday Party.'
Coffee flavored liqueur imported from Mexico. Rich brown color. Aromas of coffee beans. Flavors of coffee and semisweet chocolate. Rich and chocolatey finish. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.
Coffee liqueur imported from Mexico. Produced from 100% Arabica coffee beans from South America. Made with a unique small-batch roasting process. Especial has a higher proof (70) and lighter body than regular Kahlua. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, light coffee and rum. The taste is a harmonious blend of dark chocolate and cafe mocha. The Spirit Journal says 'this is a state-of-the-art coffee liqueur beauty' and gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Vanilla, coffee and chocolate flavored liqueur imported from Mexico. French vanilla flavors have been added to the coffee and chocolate flavors of the original Kahlua Liqueur. Mix with vodka and fresh cream for a 'Kahlua French Vanilla White Russian' or serve straight on the rocks.
Hazelnut, coffee and chocolate flavored liqueur imported from Mexico. Flavors of gently roasted hazelnuts are combined with the coffee and chocolate flavors of the original Kahlua Liqueur. Mix with vodka and fresh cream for a 'Kahlua Hazelnut White Russian' or serve straight on the rocks.
Imported coffee flavored liqueur from Mexico Made with fresh brewed coffee using Arabica beans. Slightly less sweet than other coffee liqueurs. Can be used in a Black Russian, a White Russian, or coffee.
The original Kahlua Liqueur layered with dark chocolate from the finest cocoa beans. Kahlua Mocha blends 100% Arabica coffee, natural vanilla, and real dark chocolate. Mix with chilled espresso and milk or cream and serve over ice for a ' Kahlua Mocha Freeze.' Or, mix 2 parts Kahlua Mocha with 1 part vodka and serve over ice for a 'Mocha Black Russian.'
Coffee liqueur imported from Mexico. Similar in style to Kahlua.
Tequila coffee liqueur imported from Mexico. Patron XO Cafe is a blend of ultra premium tequila and pure, natural essence of finest coffee. The taste is dry, not sweet. The higher proof brings out the flavor of the pure coffee essence and the ultra premium tequila. Excellent for sipping, in a cocktail, or as a unique dessert topping. Mix with chilled cola and a squeeze of lime for a 'Raging Bull.' Or, blend with Irish Cream liqueur and serve chilled, straight up for an 'Espresso Martini.'
Imported coffee liqueur from Jamaica. Made from the rarest coffee beans in the world -- Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Can be served straight up, on the rocks or in coffee.
Espresso-flavored Irish cream liqueur. Bailey's Espresso Crème combines the intense flavor and aromas of premium roasted Columbian coffee beans, finished with a smooth cream flavor highlighted by subtle vanilla notes. Flavors of fresh ground espresso beans on top of Irish Cream and chocolate throughout. Serve in coffee, over ice or straight up.
Cream liqueur imported from Ireland. Smooth dairy cream and premium spirits blended with bold flavors of rich cherry and dark chocolate. Mix 1 oz. Bailey's Chocolate Cherry Irish Cream Liqueur with either ½ oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum (garnish with dark chocolate and a fresh Bing cherry) for a 'Cherry Bombshell' or with ½ oz. Ciroc Amaretto Vodka (garnish with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry) for a 'Cherry on Top.'
Cream cordial imported from Ireland. Bailey's Original Irish Cream is a blend of real cream and Irish Whiskey. Bailey's Caramel adds a splash of caramel flavor. Serve straight-up, over ice, or in hot coffee. 'Spirit Journal' gives it ****(Highly Recommended) and rates it a 'Best Buy.'
Cream cordial imported from Ireland. A blend of real cream and Irish whiskey. 'The nose has notes of spirit, cream, cinnamon-stick, and spearmint. Very creamy, faintly spicy. The finish has flavors of English toffee.' - Kindred Spirits gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Cream cordial imported from Ireland. A blend of real cream and Irish whiskey. 'The nose has notes of spirit, cream, cinnamon-stick, and spearmint. Very creamy, faintly spicy. The finish has flavors of English toffee.' - Kindred Spirits gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Vanilla and cinnamon flavored Irish cream liqueur imported from Ireland. Available only in the U.S. Flavor forward liqueur (not just a hint of vanilla and cinnamon) that uses the finest Madagascar vanilla and real cinnamon. Lighter color than regular Bailey's Irish Cream due to the high vanilla content. Best served on the rocks or mix Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon with Smirnoff Whipped Vodka for a 'Birthday Cake.'
Irish cream liqueur imported from Ireland. Made with honey, real double cream and Irish spirits. Aromas of honey, cream and cocoa. Creamy texture. May be served straight, on the rocks, or in a variety of cocktails such as a Mudslide, a B-52 or a Nutty Irishman (Irish Cream and Frangelico).
Imported Irish cream liqueur that combines the flavors of cream with Irish spirits.
Irish cream liqueur imported from Ireland. Made with fresh dairy cream from local farmers and Irish whiskey produced in the former Bushmills distillery. Serve straight, on the rocks, in coffee, or your favorite cocktail that calls for Irish Cream liqueur (such as a B-52 or a Mudslide).
A blend of triple distilled aged Irish Whiskey and fresh dairy cream. Imported from and bottled in Ireland. Creamy aroma with a hint of herbs. No artificial preservatives, flavorings or colors. The cream in each bottle can be traced back to the farm it came from in Ireland.Rich creamy texture with flavors of milk chocolate, Irish whiskey, and sweet cream. Soft finish. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it *** (recommended) rating. Voted Best in Class at the 2014 SIP Awards (judged by a panel of consumers, not industry members).
Blackberry flavored schnapps imported from Germany. Produced by the same company that makes Rumple Minze schnapps.
Apple pie-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Dr. Wild Apple Pie blends the flavor of ripe red apples with a dash of cinnamon and a hint of pie crust topped with whipped cream, just like a slice of warm apple pie. Mix with Fireball Cinnamon Schnapps for a 'Hot Apple Pie' cocktail or with hot apple cider.
Butterscotch-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Pale amber color with intense aromas and flavors of sweet butterscotch and caramel with a nice long finish. Mix 2 parts Dr. McGillicuddy's Butterscotch with 1 part Fireball and 1 part Irish Cream, serve over ice for a 'Blazing Butterscotch.'
Cherry flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Mix with your favorite soda, energy drink (for a 'Cherry Bomb'), or with lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.
Mint flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Clear as a schnapps should be. Candied nose of fresh peppermint. Flavors of peppermint candy with a strong aftertaste of mint.
Clear as schnapps should be. Aromas of vanilla beans. Silky texture. Tastes like cream soda. Not too sweet. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Intense mint-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Try mixing is with chocolate or coffee liqueurs.
Root-beer flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Mix with Dr. McGillicuddy's Vanilla and cream for a 'Root Beer Float.'
Grape-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Mix with lemon/lime soda or equal parts of vodka and add ice.
Peach-flavored schnapps imported from Canada. Intense aroma and taste of summer peaches just picked from the orchard. Mix 1 part Dr. McGillicuddy's Butterscotch Schnapps with 1 part Dr. McGillicuddy's Peach Schnapps over ice for a 'Peach Cobbler' or mix 1 part Dr. McGillicuddy's Peach with 1 part Fireball Whisky over ice for a 'Fuzzy Fire.'
Clear. The nose is sweet, herbal, and pepperminty with little hint of the high (100) proof. Silky texture. Intense peppermint flavor. Not too sweet. Extended minty finish. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Cinnamon liqueur imported from Canada. Initially tastes like hot cinnamon, but finishes with a cool aftertaste. Clear crystals appear in the bottom of the bottle. As the crystals grow the proof increases slightly over time.
American made amaretto liqueur. Produced in Lewiston, Maine. Made from apricot stones (pits) which produce a sweet almond flavor, with hints of vanilla.
Coffee liqueur with a coffee whiskey base, handcrafted by Appalachian Gap distillers of Middlebury, Vermont. A blend of their Kaffekask coffee whiskey with cold-brewed coffee and Belgian candi sugar to create a slightly sweet, full-bodied liqueur. Serve over ice, in coffee (hot or cold), or your favorite cocktail that calls for coffee liqueur.
Tequila-like white liquor distilled by Appalachian Gap Distillers of Middlebury, Vermont. They can't call it tequila - only spirits distilled in certain parts of Mexico can use that name - but are calling it VTquila. Named for the state butterfly of Vermont, which travels thousands of miles every autumn from the Green Mountains to spend the winter in Mexico. An incredibly clean tequila, comparable to the smoothest you have ever tasted. Finished with the rich, roasted, complex flavor of good maple syrup. Made with organic blue agave nectar from Jalisco, Mexico and dark maple syrup from Cabot, Vermont. Sip it or use it in your favorite margarita recipe.
Licorice flavored liqueur made and bottled by Barton Brands of Kentucky. Sambuca is flavored with elderbush or anise which gives it its licorice flavor and is quite sweet. Sambuca originated in Italy centuries ago. Usually served straight up with three coffee beans floating on top.
Herbal liqueur made in Pennsylvania. ROOT is a certified organic spirit made with13 herbs, spices, roots, (including anise, birch bark, cloves, cardamom, and spearmint.), and pure cane sugar. The spirit's history goes back centuries. The Native Americans taught a Root Tea recipe to settlers in the 1700s. Over generations, the tea grew in potency. During the Temperance Movement, a Philadelphia pharmacist removed the alcohol and ironically rechristened it Root Beer. Root has aromas of vanilla and baking spice, with flavors of vanilla, citrus, and pepper. Mix with ginger beer, cream soda or just plain soda water.
Sage-flavored liquor made in the U.S. The idea behind it comes from post-colonial days when it was customary for the gentry to make their own garden spirits. This is a refreshing 'garden gin,' using the same type of botanicals originally grown by Thomas Jefferson in his Monticello estate gardens. Woodsy, herbaceous flavor. Instilled with organic American botanicals including thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel and, of course, sage. Mix with tonic water for a new twist on a gin & tonic or in your favorite cocktail calling for gin.
Black Raspberry flavored liqueur made with tequila and real cream.
Black Raspberry flavored liqueur made in the U.S. Prepared and bottled in Lewiston, Maine. Good mixed with champagne, straight up, or on the rocks.
Cinnamon flavored rum cream liqueur made in the U.S. Based on the popular Mexican and Spanish liqueur called horchata. Made with real Wisconsin dairy cream, five times distilled Caribbean rum, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and other secret flavors. Consumers say it tastes like Snickerdoodle cookies, rice pudding, or cinnamon rolls. Check out their website (rumchata.com) for an amazing array of recipes for food and drinks such as: a 'Chata by Elvis,' a 'Tiramisu Martini,' 'RumChata Crème Brulee or 'RumChata French Toast'. Mix 1 part RumChata with 1 part cake flavored vodka, pour over ice for a 'Cake and Ice Cream' cocktail.
Sweet melon flavored liqueur made in the U.S. DeKuyper was originally based in Holland but is now owned by Jim Beam brands and operates in the U.S.
Lemon liqueur made in Salem, New Hampshire. Fabrizia Limoncello is the only all-natural, handmade limoncello, made locally with California lemons and the Mastroianni Family's own authentic recipe from Calabria, Italy. Best served ice cold from the freezer or on the rocks. Or, mix 1 ounce Fabrizia with 1 ½ ounces premium citrus-flavored vodka, ½ ounce Blue Curacao, serve in a martini glass rimmed with sugar and garnished with a lemon twist for a 'Blue Groto.'
Almond flavored liqueur made by Barton Brands of Kentucky. Amber color. Can be served straight, on the rocks, in a number of mixed drinks or for cooking recipes.
Chocolate liqueur made in the U.S. Godiva luxury chocolate blended with premium spirits. Dark brown color. Aromas of herbs, cocoa, nuts, and a little anise. Velvety texture. Flavors of dark chocolate. Not too sweet. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.
Tropical fruit-flavored liqueur produced by Crosby Lake Spirits Company of St. Paul Minnesota. Kinky is an infusion of super premium vodka, distilled five times, with mango, blood orange and passion fruit flavors. Pour 2 oz. Kinky Liqueur into a champagne flute and top with 3 oz. chilled Prosecco (use Astoria Lounge, if available in your area, as this is what the original recipe calls for, otherwise, use your favorite brand) for a 'Kinky Bubbles.'
Domestic, almond flavored liqueuer. Good mixed with orange juice, club soda or with coffee liqueur and cream for a Toasted Almond. Also good in many food recipes.
Maple liqueur from Vermont Distillers of Marlboro, Vermont. Metcalfe's Vermont Maple Liqueur is made with real Vermont maple syrup and select spirits. The maple syrup is sourced locally from a family farm in nearby Brattleboro. Enjoy straight up or on the rocks. Also good in coffee, hot cocoa, or served over ice cream (add a few chopped walnuts for an adult version of a Maple Nut Sundae).
Moonshine made in Madison, North Carolina by legendary moonshine maker Junior Johnson. Handcrafted in small batches, made from corn, and triple-distilled in a copper still. Clean tasting, much like vodka, with some warmth, but no burn. This can easily be substituted for vodka in your favorite mixed drink. Pour 1 ½ oz. Midnight Moon in a tall glass with ice and fill with lemonade for a 'Caution Flag' cocktail.
Fruit-infused moonshine made in North Carolina. Midnight Moon Apple Pie blends Midnight Moon Original Moonshine with apple juice and real cinnamon (the stick is still in the jar). Unique Mason jar packaging reminiscent of the old (illegal) moonshine days. It smells and tastes like apple pie. Add 1 ½ oz. Midnight Moon Apple Pie to a traditional Old Fashion cocktail for an 'Old Fashion Apple Pie.'
Cherry moonshine made in Madison, North Carolina inspired by Junior Johnson's (of race car fame) original recipe. Handcrafted in small batches using 100% corn mash and real fruit. Triple-distilled for smoothness. No artificial flavors or colors - the color comes from the fruit itself. The whole cherries are added by hand to each jar where the fruit naturally infuses its color and flavors into the moonshine. Packaged in the same type mason jars 'shiners' used for the illegal stuff. Mix 2 oz Midnight Moon Cherry with either cola or diet cola in a tall glass filled with ice for a 'Junior's Cherry Cola.'
Fruit-infused moonshine made in North Carolina. Midnight Moon Strawberry blends Midnight Moon Original Moonshine with real strawberries (still floating in the jar). The berries marinate in the liquor for weeks, imparting their flavor into the moonshine. Unique Mason jar packaging reminiscent of the old (illegal) moonshine days. Mix 1 ½ oz. Midnight Moon Strawberry with A&W Cream Soda for a 'Strawberry Shortcake' cocktail. Careful though, this stuff is 100 proof!
Moonshine made in Madison, North Carolina by legendary moonshine maker Junior Johnson (the race car driver). Handcrafted in small batches, made from corn, and triple-distilled in a copper still, producing a slightly sweet, 'no bite' taste. Infused with all natural, gourmet-quality blackberries. Use the fruit as a garnish for your cocktails. Pour 2 oz. Midnight Moon Blackberry into tall glass with ice and fill with lemonade for a 'Blackberry Lemonade.'
Moonshine made in Madison, North Carolina by legendary moonshine maker Junior Johnson (the race car driver). Handcrafted in small batches, made from corn, and triple-distilled in a copper still, producing a slightly sweet, 'no bite' taste. Infused with all natural, gourmet-quality blueberries. Use the fruit as a garnish for your cocktails. Pour 2 oz. Midnight Moon Blueberry into a tall glass with ice and fill with cream soda for a 'Blueberry Soda.'
Raspberry moonshine made in Madison, North Carolina inspired by Junior Johnson's (of race car fame) original recipe. Handcrafted in small batches using 100% corn mash and real fruit. Triple-distilled for smoothness. No artificial flavors or colors - the color comes from the fruit itself. The whole raspberries are added by hand to each jar where the fruit naturally infuses its color and flavors into the moonshine. Packaged in the same type mason jars 'shiners' used for the illegal stuff. Mix 1.5 oz. Midnight Moon Raspberry Moonshine with 3 oz. cranberry juice and 1.4 oz. orange juice, pour over ice and garnish with an orange slice for a 'Summer Moon.'
Pomegranate flavored liqueur made in the U.S. Made with all-natural pomegranate juice, premium vodka and a touch of imported tequila. Bottled at just 34 proof, Pama is highly mixable. Mix with 1 ounce of citrus vodka, a splash of cranberry juice and a splash of sour mix for a 'Pama Martini' or with champagne or sparkling wine for a 'Pama Mimosa.'
Domestic raspberry liqueur. Deep purple color. The Spirit Journal says 'the opening bouquet is fresh, ripe, invitingly fruity in a garden-fresh, 'hey, let's pick our own' berry manner...' Flavors of sweet, ripe black raspberries.
Elderflower liqueur made in the U.S. with locally-grown elderflowers. Handcrafted in small batches from a natural extract of fresh elderflower blossoms. Enjoy straight or in a multitude of cocktails. Floral lychee and alpine herb aromas, with undertones of sweet ripe stone fruits and notes of citrusy grapefruit on the palate. Pour 1 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur in a champagne flute and top with Prosecco or add 1 oz St. Elder to 4 oz of rosè wine and top with club soda for a refreshing summer drink.
A blend of 100% blue agave tequila and citrus flavors. The Beverage Testing Institute says, 'Brilliant pale gold color. Sweet creamy vanilla, caramel and grilled citrus agave aromas. A soft entry leads to a lightly sweet light-to medium-bodied palate with caramel, honeyed toast, and fruit agave. Finishes with a sweet caramel and green wood fade.' Use in your favorite tequila cocktails.
Wild Turkey Bourbon-based cordial sweetened with honey. Aromas of fresh citrus and vanilla. Sweet, smooth taste with notes of honey, caramel and oranges. Long-lasting finish with subtle bourbon overtones. Mix with Wild Turkey 101 (or 80 proof) for a 'Bee Sting' or serve as an after-dinner drink.
American liqueur. Brown color. Rich cocoa flavor. Used to make a Brandy Alexander.
American liqueur. Clear. Slightly less intense cocoa flavor than the Bols Brown Creme de Cocoa. Used in such drinks as a Grasshopper, Pink Squirrel, and Golden Cadillac.
American made liqueur. Dark green color. Tangy mint flavor. Can be used in such drinks as a Grasshopper.
American liqueur. Clear. Natural mint flavor. Can be used to make such drinks as a Stinger (brandy and white creme de menthe).
A perfect blend of fresh, sweet, ripe banana with surprising caramel and vanilla notes brought together with Caribbean rum creates a gentle sweetness for a truly warm and distinctive flavor that invites you to kick back and relax. Its mixable quality makes it a perfect base for no-pressure cocktails. It's sippable on its own or on the rocks, too. Mix with chocolate milk for a 'Beach Monkey' or with chilled black coffee for an 'Island Coffee.' (Not available until February 2016.)
Maple flavored cream liqueur from Vermont Distillers of Marlboro, Vermont. Metcalfe's Vermont Maple Cream is made with real Vermont maple syrup, fresh dairy cream and select spirits. The 'Spirit Journal' gives it a Highly Recommended rating and says it is 'Delicious and unique.' Best enjoyed chilled, either straight up or on the rocks. Also good in coffee, hot cocoa, served over ice cream, or in a 'Maple Mudslide.' Best consumed within 12 months of opening.
Irish cream liqueur made with imported Irish whiskey and fresh cream. Blended and bottled by White Rock Distilleries of Lewiston, Maine.
Cream liqueur made in Vermont by Boyden Valley Winery. This is the first foray into distilled spirits by Boyden, well-known for its fine grape and fruit wines. Vermont Ice Apple Crème uses authentic Vermont Ice Cider (a fermented beverage made from the frozen juice of apples), Vermont apple brandy, and real cream to create this distinctive product. Lighter and more delicate than most cream liquors. It has a complex apple taste with hints of apple and oak. The Passionate Foodie says, 'Vermont Ice Apple Creme was a surprising delight.'
Maple cream liqueur produced by Boyden Valley Spirits of Cambridge, Vermont. Vermont Ice Maple Crème is made with real Vermont maple syrup, Macintosh apple brandy (made from Vermont grown apples) and real cream. Vermont Ice Maple Crème uses authentic Vermont Ice Cider (a fermented beverage made from the frozen juice of apples) and Vermont apple brandy to create this distinctive product. Mix 2 oz. Vermont Ice Maple Crème, 2 oz. vodka, 4 oz. cream, shake with ice, strain into a martini glass and top with maple sugar for a 'Vermont Maple Cream Martini' or mix 2 oz. Vermont Ice Maple Crème with 1 oz. of the whiskey of your choice for a 'Vermont Maple Whiskey Cream.'
Domestic schnapps made with all natural peppermint extracts and real sugar (not high fructose corn syrup). Cool, refreshing peppermint flavors. Designated as a Kosher product. Mix DeKuyper Peppermint Schnapps with hot chocolate and top with whipped cream for a 'Mint Kiss.' Or, mix with equal parts of crème de cocoa, vanilla vodka, and Half & Half for a 'Choco-Peppermint Shake.'
American made peppermint schnapps. Icy cold mint flavor and aftertaste. 101 proof.
American peppermint flavored schnapps. Schnapps is slightly drier than a liqueur. Clear. Usually served chilled straight or over ice.
Butterscotch flavored schnapps made in the U.S. Schnapps is usually less sweet than other cordials or cremes.
Peach flavored cordial made in the U.S. Schnapps is traditionally clear, light to the taste, low in proof, and contains a lower sugar content than other cordials. Good mixed with fruit juice such as orange juice to mix a 'Fuzzy Navel'.
Sour-apple-flavored schnapps to add to the Watermelon, Peach and Grape Pucker line. Low proof and made in U.S.
Pink color. Aromas and flavors of hot cinnamon.
Sweet & Sour schnapps made in the U.S. Berry Fusion is a combination of raspberry, blueberry and strawberry flavors. Mix 1 part Berry Fusion with 2 parts Absolut Raspberry Vodka, 1 part Blue Curacao and a squeeze of lime for a 'Pucker Sweet Talker-Tini.'
American cordial that has intense butterscotch aromas and flavors. Schnapps is tradionally clear, low in proof, and lower in sugar content than other liqueurs.
Low proof schnapps made in the U.S. Sweet and sour raspberry flavored schnapps to add to the Sour Apple, Peach, Grape and Watermelon Pucker line. Made with natural ingredients.
Watermelon flavored schnapps that is at first sweet then mouth puckering sour. Made in the U.S.
Hot cinnamon schnapps, like fireball candy. Schnapps is a liqueur but drier (less sweet) than most cremes and liqueurs. 100 proof.
Peach flavored cordial made in the U.S. Schnapps is traditionally clear, light to the taste, low in proof, and contains a lower sugar content than other cordials. Good mixed with fruit juice such as orange juice for a 'Fuzzy Navel'.
Domestic 99 proof black cherry-flavored schnapps. Mix one part 99 Black Cherries with a splash of pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry juice. Pour over ice in a highball glass and garnish with a slice of orange for a 'Black Cherry Splash.'
Domestic 99 proof banana-flavored schnapps.Serve straight up, chilled or with your favorite fruit juice such as passion fruit for a 'Banana Passion', orange juice for an 'Orange Banana', or cranberry juice with a splash of club soda for a 'Juicy Fruit'.
American liqueur with the aroma and flavor of licorice from the anise seed.
Domestic orange flavored (only natural ingredients are used) cordial. Made from orange peel. Blue color. Used in a variety of tropical drinks. The Hiram Walker company was established in 1858,
Curacao is a liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curacao. A non-native plant similar to an orange, the laraha developed from the sweet Valencia orange transplanted by Spanish explorers. After soaking in a still with alcohol and water for several days, the peel is removed and the other spices are added. The liqueur has an orange-like flavor with varying degrees of bitterness. It is naturally colorless, but is often given artificial coloring, most commonly blue or orange, which confers an exotic appearance to cocktails (like a Blue Hawaiian) and other mixed drinks.
American cordial that is a mix of rye whiskey, rock candy syrup, and fruit juice.
American orange flavored liqueur. Orange peels are used for the flavoring. Similar to curacao, but more refined. Sweet with subtle orange flavor. Colorless. Used as an ingredient in many cocktails such as Margaritas. M.S. Walker has been producing cordials for over 50 years.
American orange flavored liqueur. Clear. Made with orange peels for flaavor. Sweet with subtle orange flavor. Used in many popular cocktails such as the Margarita.
American orange flavored liqueur. Clear. Usually used as an ingredient in various cocktails. Sweeter than schnapps, drier (less sweet) than a creme, and generally not as potent as a flavored brandy.
American orange flavored liqueur. Flavored with orange peels. Clear. Sweet with subtle orange flavor. Used in many cocktails such as the Margarita.
Honey-flavored Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey. Aromas of natural honey-comb, sweet molasses and roasted nuts. Flavors of Jack Daniel's whiskey laced with honey-comb, toasted nuts with hints of molasses, chocolate and pralines. Lower proof (70) and sweeter than regular JD. According to About.com 'Tennessee Honey is the perfect marriage of true honey flavor and the rich, authentic taste of Jack Daniel's and will appeal to both whiskey aficionados and those new to the world of whiskey.' Mix with iced tea or lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.
Peach flavored moonshine (though only 60.9 proof) produced at the Firefly Distillery in Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. Packaged in a mason jar - like moonshiners used to use for their illegal 'shine.' All natural ingredients. Flavors of real, ripe peaches. Serve over ice or in iced tea. Or, mix 1 part Firefly Peach Moonshine with 1 part Firefly Caramel Moonshine with 2 parts iced tea for a 'Firefly Peach Punch.'
Strawberry flavored moonshine made in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Instead of using all the best fruit for jams, pies and preserves, the moonshine has been infused with the sweet flavors of fresh strawberries. Nose: Rich and full, like fresh cut strawberries. Taste: it bursts with a natural strawberry flavor. Finish: sweet, succulent strawberry with the expected kick for the moonshine lover in all of us. The 80-proof moonshine is an all-natural spirit with natural flavors. So if you want to turn up the heat on one of America's favorite flavors or if you want cooling refreshment, mix with lemonade or serve on the rocks.
Moonshine from Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ole Smoky was Tennessee's first legal moonshine, made at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. Built on a 200-year heritage of making quality moonshine in East Tennessee. Ole Smoky Moonshine is 100% grain neutral spirit, distilled six times to be a pure, flavorless shine, perfect for mixing cocktails as an alternative to vodka or gin. Bold flavors of corn and rye. Mix with ginger ale, use in a 'Hot Toddy,' or mix with Ole Smoky Moonshine Cherries liquid and pour over fruit cake. (Better warn your guests first, as this is 100 proof!)
Fresh maraschino cherries soaked in Old Smoky 100-proof moonshine. An Appalachian party tradition. The cherries are 50-100 proof and 2 cherries equal a shot. Each cherry has a sweet entry with a warming finish. Once the cherries are all gone, use the remaining cherry moonshine to make the ultimate 'Cherry Coke' or alcohol-containing version of a 'Shirley Temple' (maybe save a cherry for a garnish).
A blend of bourbon and peach liqueur made in the U.S. Originated in the late 1800's in New Orleans as a drink called a Cuffs & Buttons, made with fresh peaches marinated in bourbon. The peach taste made the bourbon much more palatable to those that did not like straight whiskey. The original was a secret blend of flavors (peach, orange, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon). Mix 1 oz Southern Comfort with 1/2 oz Sloe Gin, 1/2 oz Amaretto and 1 and 1/2 oz of orange juice, garnish with and orange slice and serve over ice for an 'Alabama Slammer.'
See the description for Southern Comfort 76 proof. This is similar in taste but with a higher proof (100).
Sapling Vermont maple liqueur derives its unique taste from select locally-harvested Vermont Grade A maple syrup combined with a slow maturation in American oak barrels. Sapling is bold, like the landscape itself, but always smooth and never too sweet. Add Sapling to your java for a 'Vermont Coffee' or with light cream and vodka for a 'White Maple.'
Certified Organic Maple Liqueur made in Stowe, Vermont. Green Mountain Original Vermont Maple Liqueur is made from a blend of the finest Vermont Organic maple syrup and six-times-distilled organic spirit (also made in Vermont). Full-bodied maple character with smooth, balanced flavors of maple and spirit. Serve as an after-dinner drink as well as a great component for many classic cocktails such as Martinis (mix 2 parts Green Mountain Sunshine Vodka with 1 part Maple Liqueur for a 'Vermont Maple Martini'), Old- Fashioneds, Mudslides or your favorite coffee drink.
This is a size extension of the 750ml. Sapling Vermont maple liqueur derives its unique taste from select, locally-harvested Vermont Grade A maple syrup combined with a slow maturation in American-oak barrels. Sapling is bold, like the landscape itself, but always smooth and never too sweet. Add Sapling to your java for a 'Vermont Coffee' or with light cream and vodka for a 'White Maple.'
Handcrafted ginger liqueur produced by New Deal Distillery of Portland, Oregon. Made with fresh Hawaiian ginger root, cane sugar, and agave (a natural sweetener). Bright, tingly flavors of ginger derived from chopping the whole ginger root, then infusing it into the spirit base. Drink by itself, in champagne, with soda, or shaken with a good bourbon. Mix 2 oz. good bourbon with ¾ oz. Ginger Liqueur, ½ oz. lemon juice, a bar spoon of simple syrup, and a dash of Angostura bitters, shake, and strain for a 'Kenny Rogers' cocktail.
Raspberry liqueur made in Vermont. Fresh raspberries are slow-cooked to a reduction that is then carefully blended with quality neutral spirits. It tastes like fresh, homemade raspberry preserves - with a bit of a kick. Serve over premium vanilla ice cream, mix with cranberry juice or soda water, or pour 4 oz champagne into a flute and top with ½ oz Metcalfe's Raspberry Liqueur for a new twist on a Kir Royal cocktail.
Coffee liqueur roasted, brewed, and bottled in Vermont by Saxtons River Distillery. The refined flavor of Perc is derived from the small batch roasting of organic arabica coffee beans imported from Central America. Its mature coffee flavor is balanced with natural cane sugar, yielding a wonderfully rich coffee flavor that isn't overly sweet. Perc can bring a new life to any coffee cocktail, but is complex enough to be enjoyed on its own.
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Some of the above descriptions are based on information in the following sources:
- Kindred Spirits by F. Paul Pacult. Hyperion, New York, New York, 1997.
- Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch by Michael Jackson. Dorling Kindersky Limited, London and Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-91.