About Cream Liqueur

About Cream Liqueur
Cream Liqueur, quite simply is a liqueur that has dairy cream added to a liquor. The most famous examples come from Ireland; they have a base of Irish whiskey; there are also version from Scotland, Canada, the US and several other countries.

Most of these cream liqueurs are in the 14% to 17% alcoholic range and are medium-sweet with flavors such as nougat, praline and chocolate. Most are served over the rocks. The category took off in the 1970s and although not as wildly popular today, it has remained strong.

Top Picks for Cream Liqueur

Sugarlands Distilling Co. Appalachian Sippin Cream Butter Pecan Liqueur
95 points
$25
Opaque cream color. Inviting aromas and flavors of snickerdoodle cookie, fresh baked cinnamon-sugar pretzel, condensed milk, and buttery caramel popcorn with a creamy, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, refreshing, medium-long finish conveying notes of all butter sugar cookies and almond windmill cookies finish. Enticing fresh-baked aromas and craveable cookie-like flavors will make this liqueur a smash hit at holiday festivities.
Awards: 2018 Best Cream Liqueur
Trader Joe’s Cocoa Cream Liqueur
94 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of chocolate milk, cocoa powder, and graham crackers with a creamy, crisp, sweet fat body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length hot fudge on chocolate gelato and chocolate mousse finish. Giant chocolate flavors for your inner child; luxuriate with this over ice.
94 points $7.99 Best Buy
Kirkland Signature Irish Country Cream
94 points
Creamy manila color. Creamy, toasty aromas and flavors of pecan cookie, almond biscotti, creamy tiramisu, and delicate spice with a creamy, bright, moderately sweet medium-full body and a smooth, compelling, long finish with accents of spicy egg nog, fruitcake, and fruit caramel finish. A delightfully drinkable, fruity and lightly spicy cream liqueur that is sure to please.
Member’s Mark Limited Edition Egg Nog
93 points
$9.98
Best Buy
Opaque cream color. Spicy aromas of gingerbread cookie and egg nog with a creamy, vibrant, sweet full body and an effortless, refreshing, medium-length cheese danish, spice cake, buttercream, and flan finish. A custardy treat with piles of festive holiday spice; great for gifting and sipping.
93 points $9.98 Best Buy
Sovrano Limoncello Cream Liqueur
93 points
$12.99
Opaque creamy straw yellow color. Inviting aromas and flavors of lemon chiffon cake, buttercream, vanilla custard, and lemon bar with a creamy, vibrant, very sweet full body and a graceful, medium-length finish with accents of lemon shortbread cookies and whipped cream finish. A decadent, creamy lemon liqueur that’s easy to love.
93 points $12.99
Somrus Alphonso Mango Cream Liqueur
93 points
$24.99
Creamy orange color. Candied aromas of mandarin segments in syrup, tangerine cake, and mango sherbet with a creamy, soft, sweet medium body and a tingling, brisk mango lassi, powdered sugar, candied lemon peel, and coconut milk finish. A delicious liqueur that offers distinctive mango notes.
93 points $24.99
Kirkland Signature Traditional Holiday Egg Nog Liqueur
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Opaque creamy straw color. Creamy aromas of horchata, buttermilk pie, nutmeg, and tres leches cake with a thick, vibrant, sweet fat body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long vanilla milkshake and whipped cream with cherries finish. An absurdly craveable Cream Liqueur that proves near-impossible to refuse.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Van Der Haute Traditional Egg Nog Liqueur
92 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Straw yellow color. Aromas of white chocolate and heavy cream with a creamy, soft, sweet fat body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length vanilla malt milkshake, egg custard, spumoni gelato, and banana pudding finish. A creamy treat to serve ice cold or with a shot of espresso.
92 points $9.99 Best Buy
Café Granita Coffee & Cream Liqueur
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas and flavors of creme caramel, frappucino, buttered popcorn, tiramisu, and chocolate-coated toffee with a creamy, vibrant, sweet fat body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish with accents of milk duds candies, espresso soaked cakes, and buttercream finish. A rock-solid cream liqueur that’s easy to love; rich, creamy, sweet with deliciously pure flavors.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Feeney’s Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Creamy taupe color. Aromas of tootsie roll, toffee, milk and honey, and toast with a glycerous, crisp, sweet medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-length caramel chew, hazelnut latte, waffle cones, Irish whiskey, and fresh cream finish. A rich Irish cream that is effortlessly drinkable.
92 points $22 Best Buy