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

Vittone The Original Menta Fernet Vittone
98 points
$23
Best Buy
Dark brown black color. Delicate aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie, delicate spices, and roasted nuts with a silky, vibrant, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, nuanced, long finish with accents of peppermint oil, honey, delicate herbs, and sassafras. A superb and delicious minty fernet with great drinkability.
98 points $23 Best Buy
Jägermeister Liqueur
96 points
$24.99
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
Hoodoo Chicory Liqueur Legba Reserve
95 points
$35
Nearly opaque mahogany color. Aromas of charred vanilla bean, pecan, roasted coffee, freshly charred oak, and dates with a round, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long warm spices, chocolate cookies, sage, hazelnut latte, and candied roasted root vegetables finish. A fantastic complex liqueur that will charm your guests and gussy up classic cocktails; superb.
Awards: 2017 Best Herb/Spice Liqueur
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
$19.95
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
$16.99
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
Lazzaroni Amaro
94 points
$23.99
Brown color. Rich aromas of peppermint oil, cola, and baking spices with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long bitter roots and herbs, pine, pepper, and honeyed grapefruit finish. A sensationally drinkable minty amaro.
94 points $23.99
Last Mountain Distillery Honey Cinnamon Liqueur
94 points
$30
Golden yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cinnamon stick, honey, clove, and candied ginger with a soft, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long finish with suggestions of peppered nuts, sandalwood incense, turmeric, and endive. A very delicate, elegant, and balanced cinnamon liqueur.
Tamborine Mountain Distillery Quandong & Gentian Bitters Liqueur
94 points
$45
Light copper pink color. Attractive complex aromas of bubblegum, spiced oranges and peaches, honeysuckle, and banana with a silky, vibrant, bittersweet medium body and a tingling, elegant, very long bitter herbs and barks, circus peanut, smoked pepper, and wormwood tea finish. An outstanding bitter liqueur with great depth and exotic flavor.