A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage made from a distilled spirit that has been flavoured with fruit, cream, herbs, spices or nuts, and bottled with added sugar or other sweetener (such as high-fructose corn syrup. Liqueurs are typically quite sweet; they are usually not aged for long after the ingredients are mixed, but may have resting periods during their production to allow flavours to marry. Some liqueurs contain digestive properties and are ideal for having with coffee after a meal.


ALC/VOL = 24% - 28% Alcohol

Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur. It is made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, sometimes both. The name is a diminutive of the Italian amaro, meaning "bitter," indicating the distinctive flavour lent by the mandorla amara--the bitter almond or the drupe kernel. However, the bitterness is not unpalatable, and the flavour is enhanced by sweeteners, and sometimes sweet almonds, in the final products. Therefore, the liqueur's name can be said to describe the taste as "a little bitter".


ALC/VOL = 20% Alcohol

Frangelico is a brand of noisette (hazelnut) and herb-flavoured liqueur (coloured with caramel colouring) which is produced in Canale, Italy. It was released in the 1980s, gaining attention largely because of its unusual packaging: its bottle was designed to look like a friar monk, complete with a knotted white cord around the waist. According to the manufacturer, the name of the liqueur is based on a legend of a cave dwelling hermit named Fra Angelico who created unique recipes for many liqueurs.


ALC/VOL = 40% Alcohol

Drambuie is a sweet, golden coloured liqueur made from malt whisky, honey, and spices. Produced in Broxburn, Scotland, it is served straight, on the rocks, or added to mixed drinks. The legend holds that after the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Prince Charles Edward Stuart fled to the island of Skye and rewarded Captain John MacKinnon, who had sheltered him from the English, with the recipe. The name "Drambuie" derives from Scottish Gaelic, meaning "the drink that satisfies".


ALC/VOL = 40% Alcohol
Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur produced in Fécamp in Normandy, France since the 19h century. The recipe is a closely guarded trade secret, known to only three people at any given time. The same company also produces "B & B" (or Bénédictine and Brandy), which is Bénédictine diluted with brandy, making it less sweet than the original Bénédictine. Every bottle of Bénédictine has the initials D.O.M. on the label, which stands for "Deo Optimo Maximo" ("To God, most good, most great").