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55 best liqueur brands list in 2021 with country, base, and flavour

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Liqueurs are used in the preparation of cocktails, Specialty coffees, and in culinary preparations. In most flambeed dessert preparations, liqueurs are used for flavouring.

There are many liqueur brands available in the market, we have gathered some of the popular liqueur brand lists and their countries of origin

Best liqueur brands

 

1. Cointreau

Cointreau is the most popular orange-flavoured liqueur, despite its orange bottle, it is colourless. Cointreau is a component of several well-known cocktails. It was first produced in 1849 by Adolphe Cointreau. It has 40 per cent of ABV.

Cointreau

  • Flavor: Orange
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

2. Advocaat

Advocaat is a traditional liqueur made from eggs, sugar, and brandy. The rich and creamy drink has a smooth, custard-like consistency. It contains 14 to 20 per cent ABV.

  • Flavour: Egg yolk
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: Netherlands
 

3. Amaretto

Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur that originated in Saronno, it is made from almond, apricot, and peach stone. It contains 22 to 28 per cent ABV.

  • Flavour: Almond and apricot
  • Colour: Brown
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

4. Anisette

Anisette is a colourless anise-flavour liqueur, it is sweeter than dry anise-flavoured spirits

Anisette
  • Flavour: Anise, liquorice
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

5. Baileys Irish cream

Baileys Irish cream is an Irish cream liqueur, flavoured with cream, cocoa and Irish whiskey,  it was created by Tom Jago of Gilbeys of Ireland. It contains 17 per cent ABV. 

Baileys Irish cream
  • Flavour: Chocolate
  • Colour: Pale coffee with milk
  • Base: Irish whisky
  • Country of origin: Ireland

 

6. Benedictine

Benedictine is an herbal French liqueur developed by wine merchant Alexandre Le Grand in the 19th century. 

Benedictine
  • Flavour: Herbs and spices
  • Colour: Dark gold
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: France

 

7. Chartreuse

Chartreuse is also a herbal French liqueur green-yellow in colour  It was named after the monks’ Grande Chartreuse monastery. It contains 40 to 60 per cent ABV.

Chartreuse
  • Flavour: Herbs and spices
  • Colour: Yellow, green
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: France

 

8. Chambord

Chambord is a raspberry-flavoured French liqueur, made from red and black raspberries, Madagascar vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey and cognac. It contains 16.5 per cent ABV.

Chambord
  • Flavour: Raspberry
  • Colour: Raspberry
  • Base: Cognac
  • Country of origin: France

 

9. Cordial medoc

Cordial medoc is an herbal French liqueur, that has been produced since 1878 by G. A. Jourde in Bordeaux, France.

Cordial medoc
  • Flavour: Claret and herbs
  • Colour: Red
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: France

 

10. Aurum

Aurum is an Italian sweet liqueur, produced in Pescara since 1925. It is made from orange or citrus fruit. It contains 40 per cent ABV.

Aurum
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Pale gold
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

11. Bronte

Bronte is an English honey and herbs flavoured liqueur, produced in Paraguay in the late 1960s.

Bronte
  • Flavour: Honey and herbs
  • Colour: Brown
  • Base: French brandy
  • Country of origin: England

 

12. Abricotine

Abricotine is a brand of French apricot brandy liqueur produced by the House of Garnier, in Paris, France. Golden in colour

  • Flavour: Apricot
  • Colour: Golden
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: France

 

13. Creme de banane

Creme de banane is a French sweet liqueur, flavoured with banana. It is mostly used in cocktails but can be used in cooking, it is used as a syrup on frozen desserts. 

Creme de banane
  • Flavour: Banana
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

14. Creme de cassis

Creme de cassis is a dark red sweet liqueur, made from black currant. It can be served as an after-dinner liqueur. It contains 25 per cent ABV.

Creme de cassis
  • Flavour: Black currant
  • Colour: Red-black
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

15. Creme de menthe

Creme de menthe is a mint-flavoured sweet liqueur, made from Corsican mint. It is used in several cocktails such as Grasshopper and Stinger, also used in cooking to add flavour. It has 25 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de menthe
  • Flavour: Mint
  • Colour: Clear, green
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

16. Creme de noyaux

Creme de noyaux is an almond-favoured French liqueur. It has 40 per cent ABV.

Creme de noyeau
  • Flavour: Almond
  • Colour: Clear, cream, red
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

17. Creme de fraises

Creme de fraises is a strawberry-flavoured French liqueur.

Creme de fraises
  • Flavour: Strawberry
  • Colour: Strawberry red
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

18. Creme de framboise

 It is a raspberry-flavoured French liqueur with 16 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de framboise
  • Flavour: Raspberry
  • Colour: Raspberry
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

19. Creme de mokka

Creme de mokka is a coffee-flavoured liqueur in light brown colour. It contains 17 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de mokka
  • Flavour: Coffee
  • Colour: Light brown
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

20. Creme de pecco

Creme de pecco is a colourless semi-sweet liqueur, made from tea leaves, sugar and brandy. It contains 23 to 28 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de pecco
  • Flavour: Tea
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

 

21. Creme de vanilla

Creme de vanilla is a strong vanilla-flavoured liqueur. It is used in cocktails such as Cool Orchard, the nooner, and pineapple Sour. It contains 17 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de vanilla
  • Flavour: Vanilla
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

22. Creme de yvette

Creme de yvette was first produced in 1890 by the Sheffield company of Connecticut in the USA. Now it is made in France and flavoured with four barries, blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, and wild strawberry. It contains 27.7 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de yvette
  • Flavour: Violet
  • Colour: Blue-violet
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: The USA

 

23. Cuaranta-y-tres

Cuaranta-y-tree means forty-three, which contains a secret mix of forty-three botanicals. It has a smooth vanilla and citrus flavour. 

Cuaranta-y-tres
  • Flavour: Herbs
  • Colour: Golden yellow
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Spain

 

24. Curacao

Curacao is a popular liqueur, it can be sold in several forms most common are the orange-hued dry Curaçao and blue Curaçao, which is dyed bright blue. It contains 15 to 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

blue Curacao
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Clear, orange, blue
  • Base: Neutral spirit, brandy
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

 

25. Drambuie

Drambuie is a sweet scotch liqueur golden in colour. Made from scotch whisky, honey, herbs and spices, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Drambuie
  • Flavour: Honey
  • Colour: Golden
  • Base: Scotch whisky
  • Country of origin: Scotland

 

26. Frangelico

Frangelico is an Italian herbs-flavoured liqueur, produced in Canale, Italy it was introduced in 1978. Frangelico is made from sugar, alcohol, hazelnut distillate, natural and artificial flavours, caramel has 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Frangelico
  • Flavour: Hazelnuts, berries, and flowers
  • Colour: Light lemon
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

27. Fior d Alpi

Fior d Alpi is an Italian sweet liqueur made from flowers and herbs. It contains 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Fior d Alpi
  • Flavour: Flowers and herbs
  • Colour: Pale yellow
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

28. Forbidden fruit

Forbidden fruit is a grapefruit liqueur, first produced in the late 1800s by Charles Jacquin et Cie. It contains 32 to 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Forbidden fruit
  • Flavour: Grapefruit
  • Colour: Red-brown
  • Base: Brandy
  • Country of origin: The USA

 

29. Galliano

Galliano is an Italian sweet vanilla-anise-flavoured liqueur, first produced in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari of Livorno, Tuscany.

Galliano
  • Flavour: Aniseed, liquorice
  • Colour: Gold
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

30. Ginepy

Ginepy is an aniseed-flavour Italian herbal liqueur. 

Ginepy
  • Flavour: Aniseed
  • Colour: Clear, green
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

31. Glayva

Glayva is a scotch liqueur, first produced in 1947 in Leith, Edinburgh by Ronald morrison & Co. Ltd, but now produced by Whyte and Mackay Ltd. It is made from aged scotch whisky, spices, and honey.

Glayva
  • Flavour: Herbs and spices
  • Colour: Gold
  • Base: Whisky
  • Country of origin: Scotland

 

32. Goldwasser

Goldwasser is a strong root and herbal liqueur, invented by a Dutchman from De Lier, Ambrosius Vermeulen. It has 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Goldwasser
  • Flavour: Aniseed and caraway
  • Colour: Clear, with gold flakes
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Poland

 

33. Grand Marnier

Grand marnier is an orange-flavoured French liqueur, it was first produced in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle, made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. It has 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Grand Marnier
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Light amber
  • Base: Cognac
  • Country of origin: France

 

34. Irish mist

Irish Mist is an Irish whisky-based liqueur, invented in 1947. It has 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Irish mist
  • Flavour: Herbs and honey
  • Colour: Amber
  • Base: Irish whisky
  • Country of origin: Ireland

 

35. Izarra

Izara is angelica and honey-flavoured liqueur, invented in 1906, in Hendaye by the botanist and pharmacist Joseph Grattau. It can be used in cocktails as well as an after-dinner liqueur, made from a distillate of plants, spices and 2 macerations, prunes and walnut husks. 

Izarra
  • Flavour: Angelica and honey
  • Colour: Green, yellow
  • Base: Armagnac
  • Country of origin: France

 

36. Kahlua

Kahlua is a popular coffee liqueur brand, owned by the Pernod Ricard company, made with rum, sugar and arabica coffee. It has 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Kahlua
  • Flavour: Coffee
  • Colour: Brown
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Mexico

 

37. Kummel

Kummel is a colourless sweet liqueur, flavoured with caraway seed, cumin, and fennel.

Kummel
  • Flavour: Caraway
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

 

38. Lochan Ora

Lochan ora is a whisky-based liqueur flavoured with honey and herbs, it contains 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

Lochan Ora
  • Flavour: Honey, herb
  • Colour: Gold
  • Base: Scotch whisky
  • Country of origin: Scotland

 

39. Mandarine Napoleon

Mandarine Napoleon is an orange-flavoured liqueur, made with aged cognac, mandarin orange peel, herbs and spices. It contains 38.5 per cent alcohol by volume.

Mandarine Napoleon
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Bright orange
  • Base: Cognac
  • Country of origin: Belgium

 

40. Maraschino

Maraschino is a colourless liqueur, made from the distillation of Marasca cherries. It contains 32 per cent alcohol by volume.

Maraschino
  • Flavour: Cherry, orange
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Yugoslavia

 

41. Midori

Midori is a sweet, bright-green coloured liqueur, it was first introduced in 1964, it has 20 to 21 per cent alcohol by volume.

Midori
  • Flavour: Melon
  • Colour: Lime green
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Japan

 

42. Nassau orange

Nassau orange is an orange-flavoured liqueur from the Netherlands, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Nassau orange
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Pale gold
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

 

43. Parfait Amour

Parfait Amour is a purple-coloured liqueur, it is generally used in cocktails for its purple colour.

Parfait Amour
  • Flavour: Citrus fruit, herbs and violet
  • Colour: Purple
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

 

44. Raspail

Raspail is a yellow-coloured liqueur from France, it contains 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

  • Flavour: Angelica
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

45. Rock and Rye

Rock and Rye are basically referred to as the combination of rye whiskey and rock candy. It is Made with Straight rye Whiskey Raw Honey, Navel Orange, Rock Candy and Bitters.

Rock and Rye
  • Flavour: Fruit
  • Colour: Golden brown
  • Base: Rye whisky, neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: The USA

 

46. Sabra

Sabra is an orange chocolate-flavoured liqueur from Isreal, it was first introduced in 1963 by Edgar Bronfman. It has 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Sabra
  • Flavour: Orange, chocolet
  • Colour: Deep brown
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Israel

 

47. Safari

Safari is an exotic fruit-flavoured liqueur such as passion fruit, mango, papaya. It contains 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Safari
  • Flavour: Passion fruit
  • Colour: Light gold
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Holland

 

48. Sambuca

Sambuca is an anise-flavoured liqueur, usually colourless, made from star anise or green anise, and spices like elderflower. liquorice. It has 38 per cent alcohol by volume.

Sambuca
  • Flavour: Anise
  • Colour: Clear
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

49. Southern comfort

Southern comfort is an American whisky-based liqueur, flavoured with fruit, created by bartender Martin Wilkes Heron in New Orleans in 1874

Southern comfort
  • Flavour: Peach
  • Colour: Gold
  • Base: Bourbon whisky
  • Country of origin: The USA

 

50. Strega

Strega is an herbal and spices-flavoured liqueur from Italy, It was first produced in 1860 by the S.A Distilleria liqueur Strega. It has 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Strega
  • Flavour: Herbs and spices
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Italy

 

51 Tangerine

Tangerine is basically citrus fruit-flavoured liqueur, and is best served as an after-dinner liqueur.

tangerine
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Red
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: France

 

52. Tia-Maria

Tia-maria is a dark coffee liqueur from Jamaica, it is made with rum, vanilla, sugar, and Jamaican coffee beans. It has 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Tia-Maria
  • Flavour: Coffee
  • Colour: Brown
  • Base: Rum 
  • Country of origin: Jamaica

 

53. Trappistine

Trappistine is a herbal French liqueur, made by the monks of Abbaye De La Grace-Dieu in 1863.

  • Flavour: Herbs Trappistine
  • Colour: Pale yellow-green
  • Base: Armagnac
  • Country of origin: France

 

54. Van der hum

Van der Hum is a tangerine-flavoured liqueur, produced in the Cape Winelands of South Africa, made from brandy, wine distillate, tangerine peel, herbs and spices.

Van der hum
  • Flavour: Orange
  • Colour: Pale yellow
  • Base: Brandy, neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: South Africa

 

55. Vandermint

Vandermint is a chocolate mint-flavoured liqueur from the Netherlands. It contains 18 per cent alcohol by volume.

Van der hum
  • Flavour:  Chocolate, mint
  • Colour: Dark brown
  • Base: Neutral spirit
  • Country of origin: Netherlands

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