The world of liqueurs is vast and versatile and they can be enjoyed in many ways. You can drink them or eat them, mix them with other spirits and soft drinks or savour them on the rocks. See 5 delicious ways to savour your liqueurs.
Mix it into cocktails
Lots of classic cocktails are asking for a rich and flavourful liqueur: Espresso Martini, Negroni, Margarita, White Russian just to name a few. You can mix in literally any liqueur and bring some new notes to the table: roast and nutty, fresh, and fruity, sweet and bitter, you name it.
Nixta corn liqueur, for example, will bring amazing sweet hints balanced with notes of roasted corn, vanilla and caramel. This tipple will make an amazing couple with Abasolo Whisky. Add a few dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters to receive a delicious Jilo Old Fashioned. Garnish with a lemon and orange juice twist and enjoy.
Gin liqueurs are a perfect match with all kinds of bubbles. Pour, let’s say, Kokoro Gin Blueberry and Lemongrass Liqueur into the glass, top it up with tonic, soda water, or champagne and garnish with citrus for a refreshing and zesty aperitif.
One thing that’s become very popular is layering liqueurs to create neat striped drinks. To do this, you need to float the various liqueurs over the back of a spoon into a shot glass. Do it slowly to not let the liqueurs mix. Pour them in from heavier to lightest to receive distinctly visible layers. Try the classic B-52 combo that features coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and orange liqueur.
Pour it into your coffee for an extra kick
To drink your espresso Italian way, make some Caffé Corretto. Simply add a splash of Molinari sambuca to the cup. Prepare 2 ½ oz espresso using an espresso machine or a stovetop maker. Stir 1 oz sambuca into espresso and enjoy your coffee layered over hints of sweet anise, rich herbal notes and a gentle touch of citrus. Caffé Corretto is an amazing afternoon drink.
Serve it neat
You don’t always have to mix liqueurs with other ingredients to enjoy them. Drink a liqueur neat if you prefer simple beverages. You can drink liqueurs over ice, or even simply on their own. Try Fair Cacao Liqueur and savour its dark chocolate flavors perfectly balanced with hints of Brazil nuts. Sip Dark Matter Spiced Rhubarb Liqueur on the rocks and enjoy a well-balanced tangy rhubarb, with spicy ginger heat, and a touch of fresh sweetness. And remember that the better quality a liqueur, the better it will taste served straight.
Pour it over ice cream
Boozy ice cream? Yes, please! Your favourite ice cream is calling for a nice portion of Cotswolds Cream Liqueur poured over it. This liqueur is made by mixing their new-make single malt spirit (unaged whisky) with fresh Irish cream, creating a wonderfully rich liqueur with notes of vanilla and butterscotch.
If you want to bring some coffee and coconut flavours to your vanilla ice cream, there is no better option than this Aluna Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur. Rich toasted coconut notes and cacao create a delightfully balanced taste that every rum and coffee lover will enjoy.
Cook with it
Want to make your desserts even more delicious? Add a splash of your favorite liqueur to your bakes! The unique aroma of coffee, chocolate, nutty, or cream cordial will emphasize the flavors of ingredients, add some depth to the taste, and help you to make your desserts more special. Just a few tablespoons of the spirit will make a difference. Brownies, cookies, cheesecakes will taste so great when you add a splash of liqueur into them. Give it a try!