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Sabra liqueur
The primary flavor of Sabra is a rich, bittersweetish chocolate. The dense chocolate is cut with the sweet and sour taste of Jaffa oranges. Slightly chilling Sabra liqueur strengthens the More…
Saint Brendans
Saint Brendan's Irish Cream Liqueur is a proprietary cream liqueur named after Saint Brendan. It is made in Derry, Northern Ireland, using local Irish whiskey and fresh cream. More…
Salmiakki Koskenkorva
Salmiakki Koskenkorva, (also Salmiakkikossu for short or generically as Salmari) is a pre-mixed vodka cocktail which caused a minor revolution in drinking culture in Finland during the More…
Sambuca
Sambuca is an Italian anise-flavoured, usually colourless liqueur. Its most common variety is often referred to as white sambuca to differentiate it from other varieties that are deep blue More…
Sangsters
Sangster's Original Jamaica Rum Cream Liqueur is a rum and cream based liqueur produced in Jamaica. It was invented by Dr. Ian Sangster, who arrived in Jamaica in 1967 with a contract More…
Scotch
First off, never mix anything with a single or vatted malt scotch. It's a waste of a fine spirit and a menace to your well-being if a finicky Scot were to see you do it. As Mark Twain More…
Sheridans
Sheridan's is a recently created liqueur, produced in Dublin by Thomas Sheridan & Sons. It is uniquely bottled, consisting of two separate sections, separated by glass, but fused More…
Sherry
You won't come across sherry as a cocktail ingredient often, but when you do it's a treat. Using a nice Amontillado or light Fino sherry in a martini mellows the sometimes More…
Sloe Gin
Sloe gin is a red coloured liqueur flavoured with sloe berries, the fruit of the blackthorn, a relative of the plum. Sloe gin has an alcohol content between 15 and 30 percent by volume (30° More…
Southern Comfort
A blend of bourbon and peach liqueur. Made from bourbon and peach liqueur in which fresh peaches were marinated. See also: Whiskey
St-Raphaël
A nearly forgotten, French wine-based aperitif made with herbs and noted for its full-bodied taste. St-Raphaël is available in a red and a drier white version.
Stout
Stout and porter are dark beers, and more specifically ales, made using roasted malt or barley, hops, water, and ale (top fermenting) yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for More…
Strega
Strega (or Liquore Strega), is an Italian herbal liqueur produced since 1860 by the S. A. Distilleria Liquore Strega in Benevento, Campania, Italy. Its yellow color comes from the presence More…
Tequila
Tequila, the primary spirit of Mexico, has its own special flavor that is almost tart and leaves the tongue clean and tingling. In the 1970s, tequila became the fastest growing spirit in More…
Tia Maria
Imported coffee liqueur from Jamaica. Synonym: Coffee Liqueur
Triple Sec
Orange flavored liqueur. Orange peels are used for the flavoring. Similar to curacao, but more refined. See also: Orange Curacao, Blue Curacao
Tsipouro
Tsipouro (Greek: Τσίπουρο) is a distilled alcoholic beverage, more precisely a pomace brandy, from Greece and in particular Thessaly (Tsipouro Tyrnavou), Epirus, Macedonia, and the island More…
Tuaca
Tuaca (Italian pronunciation: [tuˈaːka]) is a brand of liqueur produced by the Tuoni and Canepa families of Livorno, Italy. The liqueur is sweet and golden brown in color. Its ingredients More…
Unicum
Unicum is a Hungarian herbal bitters, drunk as a digestif and apéritif. According to legend, the drink was initially presented by an ancestor of Zwack founder József Zwack to Kaiser More…
Vana Tallinn
Vana Tallinn (Estonian for Old Tallinn) is a liqueur produced by the Estonian company Liviko. It is available in 40%, 45% and 50% varieties (80, 90 and 100 US proof respectively), as well More…
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