About Herb-Spice Liqueur

About Herb-Spice Liqueur
Herb/spice liqueurs are alcoholic beverages that contain added flavor from the addition of spices, herbs, barks or roots. There are many famous herbal liqueurs in Europe, some of them produced by monks or other religious orders; some of these contain more than 100 herbs as part of the recipes!

These liqueurs are most often served neat, although some are mixed with water and/or ice. Most have an alcoholic range between 35%-55%.

Top Picks for Herb-Spice Liqueur

Hoodoo Papa Legba Reserve Chicory Liqueur
96 points
Dark reddish mahogany color. Complex, roasted aromas of blackened walnut, charred chicory, mace, dried rose and geranium, ginseng, and fine espresso with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, epic, long salted milk chocolate, marinated pimentos, black pepper, olive, caramel buttercream, toasted coconut pastry, and orris root finish. An endlessly complex, very distinctive liqueur that will up your cocktail game; a must-try.
Awards: 2018 Best Herb/Spice Liqueur
Jägermeister Liqueur
96 points
Brown color. Lively, minty, medicinal aromas of salty roasted walnuts, anise, and molasses spice cookie with a glycerous, bright, sour medium body and a warming, complex, long gingerbread, mincemeat, sarsaparilla, and peppery spices finish. A delicious, dangerous drinkable and balanced herbal liqueur.
96 points $24.99
Finest Roots Tentura Liqueur
95 points
Dark reddish bronze color. Complex, spicy aromas and flavors of cinnamon stick, spicy apple pie crust, delicate herbs and pepper, and turmeric with a round, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long cinnamon red hots, chestnut honey, and bitter roots and barks finish. A complex, cinnamon herb-spice liqueur with lots of cocktail possibilities.
Finest Roots Mastiha Liqueur
95 points
Slivery straw color. Exotic, green, herbal aromas and flavors of tomato on the vine and asparagus, pine needle and sap, dill weed and pickling spices, and conditioned wood and leather with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a subtle, long brown spices, vanilla custard, and verbena and herbs finish. An exotic herbal liqueur that will be fun to mix with.
Underground Herbal Spirit
94 points
Best Buy
Opaque bronze black color. Aromas and flavors of anise cookie and honeyed raisin toast with a silky, soft, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length orange pepper, saffron, and sassafras finish. A elegant, nicely styled herb spice liqueur.
Awards: 2016 Best Buy Bar Winner – Herb/Spice Liqueur
94 points $19.95 Best Buy
Hofland "Meesterbitter" Herbal Liqueur
94 points
Best Buy
Bright bronze color. Delicate, attractive, buttery aromas and flavors of sassafras, molasses spice cake, toasted citrus and mint, and cumin spiced nuts with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long bitter barks and roots, cola, pepper, and earth finish. A vibrant, stimulating, and well balanced herbal liqueur that would be a good introduction to the category.
94 points $16.99 Best Buy
Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur
93 points
Hazy silvery emerald straw color. Spicy, peppery aromas and flavors of fresh cut ginger with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, elegant, very long crystallized ginger, lemon custard, ginseng, and white pepper finish. A very rich and pure ginger liqueur with pleasing balanced heat and a long finish.
93 points $32.99
Melkior Honey Liqueur
93 points
Best Buy
Hazy golden amber color. Earthy, sweet aromas and flavors of Manuka honeycomb, cashew fruit, nut buckwheat toast, and leather and chamomile tea with a silky, soft, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, captivating, snappy caramel latte, hint of peppered melon rind, herbed prunes, and bee pollen and propolis finish. An interesting rustic honey herb liqueur for adventurous cocktails.
93 points $15 Best Buy
Arrogante Damiana Liqueur
93 points
Best Buy
Pale slivery straw color. Bright, exotic, spicy herbal aromas of peppered lime an prickly pear, grassy herbs, grilled pepper, and figs with a velvety, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, elegant, medium-long coriander, grains of paradise, ginseng cola, and mint-lilac syrup finish. An elegant and stimulating herbal tequila based liqueur that will be great on it’s own or in a wit beertail.
93 points $22.99 Best Buy
Cynar Liqueur
93 points
Dark mahogany color. Rich, earthy, spicy medicinal aromas of tree barks, wild berries on the bush, aloe, and mint leaves with a velvety, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, distinctive, medium-long wormwood finish. A powerful, well balanced, and interesting bitter liqueur.
93 points $29.99