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
Enrico Toro Torella 72 Liqueur
95 points
Pale golden green color. Herbal, interesting aromas of woodruff, pine sap, aniseed, cinchona bark, and saffron with a satiny, crisp, sweet light body and a tingling, elegant, long cinnamon, sage, thyme, black tea, cedar, and ginger finish. A light, alpine-inspired liqueur that refreshes deliciously.
Kuma Turmeric Liqueur
91 points
Neon gold color. Aromas and flavors of basil, bay leaf, gentian, saffron, cinnamon, turmeric, mint, and peppercorns with a velvety, bright, sweet medium body and an effortless, medium-length finish that shows notes of Meyer lemon marmalade and coriander finish. Dried herbs and spices fill this turmeric liqueur with complexity; a bright and interesting cocktail component.
Blumenpflucker Herbal Liqueur
90 points
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of cinnamon, hazelnut, eucalyptus, anise, cola, and clove with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, intriguing, medium-long finish revealing accents of ginseng, toffee and black tea finish. A sweet and spicy herbaceous liqueur that will play very well in winter-warmer cocktails; East Asian spices found here offer a unique cocktail ingredient.
90 points $23 Best Buy
Verino Mastiha Liqueur
90 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of iceberg lettuce and jicama with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a polished, fast finish with nuances of melon rind, aloe, celery, and green cardamom finish. A subtlety herbaceous liqueur to pair with light and airy vodka cocktails; unique and playful.
Verino Tentura Liqueur
88 points
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, anise, cola, and chicory with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, relaxed finish with notes of caramel, milk chocolate, cashew butter, and ginseng finish. A smooth and creamy spiced liqueur that’s easy to slip into whiskey and rum cocktails.
Chareau Aloe Liqueur
88 points
Clear color. Herbal aromas of wilted tarragon, pickling spices, cucumber, squash blossom, peppermint, and peppercorns with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length aloe vera and cantaloupe finish. A fresh-from-the-garden liqueur that will add an intriguing herbal note to your cocktails.
Pietro Gallo Estate Liquore alla Liquirizia
88 points
Dark brown black color. Spicy aromas and flavors of black licorice and autumn leaves with a velvety, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, breezy finish that shows accents of dark roast coffee, cola, malta, and buttered pumpernickel with cinnamon sugar finish. A rich licorice-flavored liqueur that brings a welcome bitter, coffee-cola character the the table.
Stroma Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky Liqueur
87 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas of heather, pear, root beer, country road, and baked plum with melted brie with an bright, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length raw honey, roasted corn, vanilla, and caramel finish. A honeyed whiskey liqueur for shooting with friends; try in lemonade.
Génépi Savio Paolino Bio Liqueur
86 points
Pale golden green color. Herbal aromas of wet tarragon, star anise, cinnamon, clove, mustard greens, extra virgin olive oil, and cedar sauna with a round, bright, sweet medium body and a peppery, easy honey-vanilla candle, eucalyptus, and open barn door finish. A nice herbal liqueur for Sazerac riffs or tea cocktails