About Fruit Liqueur

Serve in a Copita
Fruit liqueurs are produced by two main methods, either purely with fruit juices or sometimes with fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Numerous fruits are used in the production of fruit liqueurs, such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis and blackberry. Alcoholic content ranges from 15% to 30%.

These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.
Top Picks for Fruit Liqueur
207652
Whidbey Island Distillery
Blackberry Liqueur
Opaque violet black color. Exotic bold aromas and flavors of spiced berries and apricots, floral honey, exotic tea, and chocolate with a tangy, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, complex, finish with nuances of Asian spices and cola. A fantastically flavorful and complex berry liqueur.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217380
Merlet
Creme de Cassis de Saintonge Liqueur
Opaque dark violet color. Fruity, herbal, complex aromas and flavors of honeyed cassis, delicate spice and herbs, dark chocolate hint, and root vegetable with a thick, moderately sweet full body and a smooth, complex, very long cassis jam, floral honey, and hint of menthol mint and ginger finish. A fantastically rich and pure creme de cassis.
97 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207481
Lazzaroni
Maraschino
Copper color. Attractive complex aromas of cherry bubblegum and cordial, circus peanut, floral jasmine tea, and delicate spices with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, involved, medium-length citrus cream, pepper, orange blossom honey, and pistachio brittle finish. A delicious and elegant fruit liqueur.
97 points $23.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211340
Sovrano
Limoncello Original Liqueur
Bright creamy cloudy straw color. Rich, citrusy aromas of lemon zest and lemon curd with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long honey, sugar cane, and minerals finish. A superbly pure and delicious limoncello.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217405
Merlet
Creme de Peche Liqueur
Brilliant golden amber orange color. Pure, fresh, fruity aromas and flavors of ripe whole peach, peach cider, and floral honey with a glycerous, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, involved, very long rose water, mango-peach sorbet, and pink peppercorn finish. A fantastically rich and flavorful peach liqueur for all applications.
95 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217381
Merlet
Lune d'Abricot Liqueur
Brilliant golden amber color. Complex, attractive aromas and flavors of dried apricot, white chocolate toffee, sesame nougat, and peach blossoms and honeycomb with a syrupy, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a sleek, elegant, very long apricot jam on raisin scone and hint of chocolate orange peel finish. A superbly pure and flavorful apricot liqueur with great length and depth of flavor.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222189
Merlet
Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur
Clear straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe Williams pear, dried pineapple, sweet vanilla bean, and honeycrisp apple with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length banana soufflé, creme Anglaise, fresh grass, and lemon zest finish. A fruity, pure, shining example of pear liqueur.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217382
Merlet
Creme de Fraise Liqueur
Dark garnet color. Fruity aromas of strawberry preserves and butter, toasted hazelnut and citrus, and swiss cocoa with a satiny, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, very long honeyed strawberries and blood oranges, strawberry gastrique, and hint of potpourri finish. A rich, pure, strawberry liqueur with superb vibrancy and depth of flavor.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211342
Sovrano
Orangello Liqueur
Brilliant hazy light gold color. Bright, citrusy aromas of orange and tangerine zest and honey with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long simple syrup, minerals, and pepper finish. A vivacious and mouthwatering orange liqueur that will be great on it’s own or in cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207152
Tamborine Mountain Distillery
Honey Dew Melon Liqueur
Pale silver emerald color. Attractive fruity aromas and flavors of honeydew melon, toasted chestnut, and pumpernickel toast with a oily, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-long finish with notes of melon yogurt, earth, cucumber, and celery. Nice purity and delicacy of melon fruit here.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab