About Nut Liqueur

Serve in a Copita
Nut liqueurs have been flavored with the addition of hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and other nuts, usually along with other spices. Most are brown or amber in color; some are dry, some sweet. They are normally in the 18% to 25% alcohol range and are served neat as after-dinner liqueurs.
Top Picks for Nut Liqueur
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Disaronno
Originale Liqueur
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of apricot stone, sour cherry skins, hazelnut latte, and zucchini with a glycerous, bright, sweet light-to-medium body and a sleek, brisk almond paste and lemon pepper finish. The perfect amaretto for sours.
92 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207601
Bols
Amaretto Liqueur
Deep amber copper color. Delicate aromas and flavors of marzipan, honey, and white pepper with a glycerous, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, medium-length finish with notes of pepper, minerals, and burnt sugar. A solid amaretto for mixing.
92 points $11.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
222277
IL Tramonto
Amaretto Liqueur
Golden amber color. Spicy aromas of dried cherries, apricot pit, nutmeg, and cinnamon with a round, crisp, very sweet medium body and a peppery, medium-length bitter almond, apricot jam, candied carrot creme brulee, citron, and almond crescent cookies finish. A great sipping amaretto.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
217352
Saliza
Amaretto Veneziano
Bright golden amber color. Musty, spicy aromas and flavors of marzipan pastry, spiced cherry, and sesame candy with a glycerous, tangy, medium body and a polished, complex, long chocolate orange peel and cherry, almond frosting, and pepper finish. A vibrant, flavorful amaretto.
91 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
207605
Rivulet
Artisan Pecan Liqueur
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of pecan pie, dried peach, and pepper with a supple, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-long finish with accents of nut brittle, baking spices, and maple syrup. A nice interplay of nut and fruit notes make this a pleasure to drink and create cocktails with.
90 points $34.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219016
Frangelico
Hazelnut Liqueur
Brilliant light gold color. Nutty aromas of sweet roasted almonds, buttered cashews, hazelnut creme, and butter cookies with a round, bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, captivating, breezy spiced candied nuts, maple creme, moist sponge cake, and vanilla finish. Pure nut flavors make this a natural go-to for all types of cocktails.
89 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211798
Gozio
Amaretto
Medium amber color. Lively, fruity aromas of maraschino cherry and almond paste with a soft, bright, fruity medium body and a peppery, stimulating, medium-long frosted almond cookie, honeycomb, and spiced melon finish. A nice and even amaretto that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
216279
Disaronno
Riserva Liqueur
Clear golden amber color. Nutty, grainy aromas and flavors of frosted almond cookie, cherry brandy and dried fruit, honeyed grain and heather, and caramelized nuts with a silky, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, engaging, medium-long minerals, moss and meadow, and pepper finish. An interesting Scotch whisky based nut liqueur with an elegant edge.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220488
di Amore
Amaretto
Bright dark amber color. Aromas of almond bread, almond croissant, candied cherry, and hazelnut and maple with a syrupy, crisp, very sweet medium-to-full body and a captivating, medium-long apricot pit, candied walnut and cinnamon, nutmeg and anise, and pound cake finish. A rich and decadent amaretto for cocktails or serving on the rocks.
87 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
212078
Reserva del Señor
Almond Tequila Liqueur
Copper color. Buttery, citrusy confected nutty aromas of almond frosting on caramel cake with a velvety, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, engaging, medium-long almond brittle, maraschino, and roasted coffee beans finish. A solid, candied almond flavor for cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab