About Flavored Brandy Liqueur

About Flavored Brandy Liqueur
Flavored Brandy Liqueurs are liqueurs using either Cognac or Brandy as a base and flavored mostly commonly with orange–like in the most famous example, Grand Marnier–or other flavorings such as vanilla or coffee and then sweetened with sugar. These should not be confused with Fruit-Flavored Brandies, which are grape Brandies that have been flavored with the extract of another fruit and are much drier.

Top Picks for Flavored Brandy Liqueur

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge Liqueur
94 points
$39.99
Amber color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of dried tangerine, lime zest, lime leaf, earl grey tea, and hints of dried mango with a round, vibrant, sweet medium-to-full body and an even, complex, long finish manifesting accents of toasted coconut, vanilla creme, ripe plum, sliced lemons, orange sorbet, dark chocolate, and warm baking spices. This rockstar versatile Liqueur will be loved neat, on the rocks, served up, and will elevate most any cocktail.
Awards: 2020 Best Orange Liqueur
94 points $39.99
Grand Marnier Cuvée Du Centenaire Liqueur
93 points
$199
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of candied orange zest, toasted baking spice, apricot, and roasted chestnuts in caramel sauce with a glycerous, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-long finish that exhibits nuances of sweet seville orange and vanilla and cinnamon roasted nuts. A rich and decadent after dinner sipper that would make a luxurious Sidecar or Margarita.
Gran Gala Triple Orange Brandy Liqueur
93 points
$18
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of fragrant orange rinds, cacao nibs, toasted almonds, orange-caramel, and lemon curd with a velvety, vibrant, sweet medium body and a sleek, intricate, long finish that shows notes of hints of leather, raisins, caramel cake, and baking spices. A rich, undulating Liqueur that delivers sophisticated orange flavor for cocktails, after dinner tipples, and anytime indulging.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre Liqueur
91 points
$69
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of fresh squeeze valencia orange, lime zest and red plum, and ginger with a glycerous, bright, fruity sweet medium body and an interesting, long finish with impressions of orange mamba, pickled ginger, and lemon zest. A delicious, not too syrupy Brandy Liqueur; with a touch of lime you would have a Sidecar ready to go.
Villon Brandy Liqueur
89 points
$34.99
Dark amber color. Aromas of chai latte, cinnamon-spiced cashews, gingerbread, milk chocolate, and spiced bananas foster with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-to-long cola and whipped cream finish. A richly flavored and satiny textured Liqueur bursting with spiced flavor.
89 points $34.99
Tuaca Flavored Brandy Liqueur
89 points
$19
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Aromas of milk chocolate with peanuts, butter pecan ice cream, and tiramisu with a round, crisp, very sweet medium body and a medium-to-long maple, butterscotch, and bananas finish. A rich and candied Flavored Brandy Liqueur.
89 points $19 Best Buy
Royale Montaine Cognac + Orange Specialty Liqueur
88 points
$26
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of candied orange in caramel sauce, ginger and cinnamon waffle, and burnt honey with a round, crisp, moderately sweet medium body and an appealing, medium-to-long finish with shades of orange creme brulee, ripe cantaloupe, earl grey tea, and green papaya. A tasty digestif or high quality cocktail modifier.