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Best Buys are spirits that deliver great taste for a great price. We use an algorithm that factors the ratio of the products suggested retail price to our score and the bottle size to calculate our Best Buy awards. If you are on a budget, our Best Buys can't be beat.

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Best Inexpensive Liqueurs

Merlet Crème de Melon Liqueur
94 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cantaloupe, golden apple, and honeydew with a satiny, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of watermelon finish. A light and outgoing melon liqueur with an excellent sense of freshness and purity.
94 points $13.95 Best Buy
Gran Gala Orange Brandy Liqueur
94 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas of fresh orange zest, mandarin oranges, ripe sweet cherry, caramel-drizzled peach, and hint of aniseed with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and an effortless, charming, medium-long fruit punch, iced tea, allspice, and dark chocolate finish. A rich and fruity flavored brandy liqueur that will take your cocktails to new heights.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
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
Merlet Crème de Mure Liqueur
93 points
$13.95
Best Buy
Dark ruby color. Fruity aromas and flavors of dark ripe cherry, blackberries, and black cassis with a round, crisp, very sweet full body and a polished, layered, medium-long finish with suggestions of honeyed plum finish. A concentrated ripe and pure berry liqueur that will make for quintessential Kir Royales and El Diablos; try in all types of cocktails and desserts.
93 points $13.95 Best Buy
Merlet Créme de Poire Williams Liqueur
93 points
$20
Best Buy
Clear straw color. Fruity aromas of ripe williams pear, dried pineapple, sweet vanilla bean, and honeycrisp apple with a round, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length banana soufflé, creme Anglaise, fresh grass, and lemon zest finish. A fruity, pure, shining example of pear liqueur.
Awards: 2017 Best Fruit Liqueur
93 points $20 Best Buy
Wild Turkey American Honey Sting Flavored Whiskey Liqueur
93 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Pale golden amber color. Spicy aromas and flavors of spearmint creme, cinnamon candies, jasmine, violet petals in syrup, coriander, and sweet vanilla caramel with a round, crisp, sweet light body and a peppery, intricate, long finish displaying notes of cardamom, eucalyptus, spicy cinnamon, and crystalized ginger finish. Bold, nuanced, distinctively spicy; this is the whiskey liqueur you should be shooting.
Awards: 2018 Best Whisky Liqueur
93 points $21.99 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
BOM BOM Nilli Vanilli Almondmilk Rum Liqueur
92 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Opaque creamy light beige color. Aromas of corn pops cereal, sweet cream, wafer cookie, and white chocolate with a creamy, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-length rice milk and warm spices finish. A sweet, creamy liqueur that is effortlessly drinkable.
Awards: 2017 Best Cream Liqueur
92 points $21.99 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
Colina Colada Ron Con Horchata Liqueur
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
Creamy opaque cream color. Aromas of flaky pie crusts, vanilla candle, condensed milk, horchata, and almond milk with a creamy, bright, sweet full body and an effortless, appealing, medium-long cafe au lait, yogurt covered nuts, and Christmas cookies finish. An effortlessly drinkable, totally tasty horchata liqueur with craveable creamy character.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy