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

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

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

Best liqueur brands


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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

Flavour: 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


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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 a 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 a herbal french loqueur,it is 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, 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, 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, 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 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 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, licorice

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 Netherland, 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 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 a 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 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 Netherland. It contains 18 per cent alcohol by volume.

Van der hum

Flavour:  Chocolate, mint

Colour: Dark brown

Base: Neutral spirit

Country of origin: Netherland


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