Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur, absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar; it is therefore classified as a spirit.
Amaretto is a liqueur with an almond flavor, but surprisingly, it may or may not contain almonds. The standard base of the liqueur is primarily made from either apricot pits or almonds or both. The drink like many other alcohols may contain any number of added spices and flavorings.
Apparently, it was inspired by a black raspberry liqueur that was made for King Louis the XIV on his visit to Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley. There seems to be a little confusion over the berries that are used in Chambord. I’ve read on many sites that Chambord is made of black and red raspberries. What are black raspberries, you ask.
Cherry Heering is a popular cherry-flavored liqueur with a sweet, natural cherry taste, perfect for mixing into cocktails like the Singapore Sling. Cherry Heering is a popular cherry-flavored liqueur with a sweet, natural cherry taste, perfect for mixing into cocktails like the Singapore Sling.
According to Cointreau, their liqueur has “the highest amount of essential oils and the lowest amount of added sugar”. Since Cointreau uses both sweet and bitter oranges, it’s considered to be in the “triple sec” style. It is not typically aged. Grand Marnier. Unlike Cointreau, Grand Marnier is made with cognac and bitter oranges.
Midori is the brand name for a specific liqueur that is distinct in two aspects: color and flavor. The color is a beautiful vivid green and it is often used in cocktails for that characteristic. The flavor is a luscious, sweet melon that pairs well with a variety of other flavors.
Little-known stateside, Sloe Gin is a sweet, often homemade liqueur that’s a fairly common inhabitant of English cupboards. In a way it’s a bit like England’s version of Lemoncello – a sweet liqueur made by infusing a readily available fruit with a common spirit and sugar.