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Bärenfang
Bärenfang is a German honey-flavoured liqueur based on vodka. It is sometimes called Bärenjäger, especially in the English-speaking world. Bärenfang means “bear trap”; Bärenjäger means More…
Bénédictine
Bénédictine is an herbal liqueur beverage produced in France. Its recipe contains 27 plants and spices. In 1510, at the Benedictine Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, a monk, Dom Bernardo More…
Campari
Campari is an alcoholic (alcohol 20.5%, 21%, 25% and even 28% depending on the country in which it is purchased) aperitif obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and More…
Canton
Domaine de Canton is a ginger-flavored liqueur imported and distributed by Maurice Cooper et Cie., an American firm based in Manhasset, New York. In its earlier formulation (called Canton), More…
Carolans Irish Cream
Carolans Irish Cream (the registered trade mark omits the apostrophe) is a liqueur based on mead-wine (a mixture of whiskey and Irish spirits) and cream made in Clonmel, Ireland. It has a More…
Cask Ale
Cask ale or cask-conditioned beer is the term for unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional More…
Chambord
Black raspberry liqueur from France made with small black raspberries, other fruits, herbs and honey.
Chartreuse
Herbal liqueur made by the monks of the Carthusian order in the French Alps. Chartreuse is a French liqueur composed of distilled alcohol flavored with 130 herbal extracts. The liqueur is More…
Cointreau Liqueur
Imported orange liqueur from France. Similar to orange curacao. Clear in color. Flavor of fresh orange peels with a slight hint of spice.
Creme De Banana
American banana flavored liqueur. The 'Creme' means that this liqueur is sweeter than most liqueurs or schnapps, not that it is blended with cream.
Creme De Cassis
Black currant flavored liqueur .
Creme De Menthe
Dark green color. Mint flavor.
Creme De Noyaux
Made from fruit stones (pits) that gives it a nutty, almond flavor. Similar in flavor to Crème De Almond
Cruzan Rum
Cruzan Rum (pronounced /ˈkruːʃən/) is a rum producer located in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Their distillery was founded in 1760 and claims the distinction of "the most honored More…
Crème de cacao
Crème de cacao is a sweet chocolate liqueur flavored primarily by the cocoa bean and the vanilla orchid. It is normally made as a clear light syrup, however it is also available in a dark More…
Crème de Violette
Crème de Violette, also known as liqueur de violette, is a generic term for a usually French liqueur with natural and/or artificial violet flower flavoring and coloring with either a brandy More…
Curaçao
Curaçao Curaçao shares its name with an island in the South Caribbean. It's a liqueur made from oranges, brandy, and sugar that's really just another type of triple sec. More…
Cynar
Cynar (pronounced /ˈtʃɪnɑr/) is an Italian bitter apéritif liqueur made from 13 herbs and plants. Most predominant among these is, unusually, the artichoke (Cynara scolymus), from which More…
Damson gin
Damson Gin is a liqueur, usually homemade, made from damson plums macerated in a sugar and gin syrup for eight weeks or more. Vodka is sometimes used in place of the gin. Recipes can be More…
Danziger Goldwasser
Danziger Goldwasser (German: Gold water of Danzig), in Polish: Gdańska wódka (vodka of Gdańsk), with Goldwasser as the registered tradename, is a strong (35% ABV) root and herbal liqueur More…
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