Quick Liquor Index

Wanna know what a certain liquor is? Here’s a quick reference guide, click on the name of the liquor to see all cocktails on the site using that specific liquor.

Absinthe – A high proof liquor (90 to 125 proof typically) that uses a collection of herbs and botanicals including wormwood. This comes in multiple forms and colors including green, clear, and red although Green is most common. This liquor is usually mixed slowly with water drops and sugar, but also is featured in a variety of cocktails including the famous Sazerac cocktail.  This was formerly banned in the United States due to its false reputation for being hallucinogenic.

Amaretto – This is a sweet liqueur that is most commonly made using the pits of apricots. This type of liqueur usually has an almond like flavor associated with it.

Anisette – This is a liqueur that is flavored primarily by Anise. The flavor profile resembles black licorice.

Aperol – This is a slightly bitter red Italian liqueurs that is flavored with orange peel, rhubarb, and a variety of herbs.

Benedictine – A very herbal liqueur that is based on a recipe produced by Benedictine monks. It’s made from a blend of 27 herbs and spices that is a closely guarded recipe.

Blue Curacao – This orange flavored liqueur resembles Triple Sec in flavor. Despite the artificial blue coloring this liqueur is flavored by the peels of the laraha citrus fruit, a type of bitter tasting orange. These are found most commonly in the country of Curacao, giving the liqueur its name.

Bourbon – This is a whiskey that must be produced in the United States with a mash bill of no less than 51% corn. It also must be aged in new charred white oak barrels and have a proof of no less than 80.

Brandy – This is a liquor that is distilled from either a wine or fermented fruits. Traditional Brandy is distilled from grapes, but can also be distilled from Apples, Apricots, and many other fruits.

Calvados – A type of Apple Brandy that is made in specific regions of France.

Campari – A bitter red Italian liqueur that was created in Milan. A blend of herbs and spices give it a nice, slightly bitter flavor. It is a primary ingredient in the famous Negroni cocktail.

Canadian Whisky – Typcially this is a blended whiskey that has been aged for a minimum of 3 years. Crown Royal is one of the most well known brands of Canadian Whisky.

Chambord – A type of Black Raspberry Liqueur that is produced in France. Imitations exist, but this is the most well known brand.

Coffee Liqueur – This is a sweet liqueur that is flavored with coffee. The two most popular brands are Kahlua and Tia Maria.

Cognac – This is a type of Brandy made using grapes coming from the Cognac region of France.

Cointreau – This is a type of Orange Liqueur that is 80 proof. This originates in France.

Creme de Cacao – This is a chocolate flavored Creme liqueur that is flavored with the cacao bean. This comes in a light and dark version.

Creme de Casis – This is a Creme liqueur that is flavored by Black Currant.

Creme de Menthe – This is a Creme liqueur that is flavored with mint. You can find it in green or clear varieties, but they taste the same.

Creme de Noyaux – A hard to find red liqueur that has an almond flavor that is produced with the pits of fruits such as apricots, peach or cherry pits.

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