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
$35
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
$49
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.
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 finish with impressions of 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 finish evoking notes of 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 finish with suggestions of 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
Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur
93 points
$32.99
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 finish evoking impressions of 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
$15
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, breezy finish that presents touches of 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
Chareau Aloe Liqueur
88 points
$40
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
$37
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.
Texas Silver Star Texas Honey Liqueur
88 points
$32
Brilliant gold color. Aromas of maple syrup, banana bread, geranium, peach, baked pear, and caraway with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long manuca honey, lanolin, dill, and beeswax finish. A fun craft-whiskey liqueur for shooting or mixing.