About Fruit Liqueur

About Fruit Liqueur
Fruit liqueurs are produced by two main methods, either purely with fruit juices or sometimes with fruit that has been steeped in alcohol. Numerous fruits are used in the production of fruit liqueurs, such as cherry, strawberry, raspberry, cassis and blackberry. Alcoholic content ranges from 15% to 30%.

These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.

Top Picks for Fruit Liqueur

Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane Liqueur
99 points
A vivid, wonderfully natural banana liqueur to be used liberally in cocktails; its rare to find liqueurs with such exceptional purity and intensity of flavor.
99 points $47.13
Merlet Creme De Cassis de Saintonge Fruit Liqueur
98 points
Best Buy
An intense, complex and generous Creme de Cassis with bold, pure flavors; the go-to choice for Kir Royale, El Diablo and other classic cocktails.
98 points $23 Best Buy
Merlet Crème De Poire Williams Pear Liqueur
96 points
A vivid and pure orchard fruit liqueur with delicious length and balance.
Awards: 2021 Best Fruit Liqueur
Merlet Soeurs Cerises Cherry Liqueur
95 points
A bold berry liqueur with subtle chocolate nuances.
Merlet Creme De Framboise Liqueur
94 points
A lush and tasty sipper, and would make an incredible summer punch.
Awards: 2022 Best Fruit Liqueur
Merlet Crème De Fraise Strawberry Liqueur
94 points
A vivid berry liqueur with a pop of balancing acidity; great for sparkling wine cocktails.
PAMA Fruit Liqueur
93 points
Best Buy
A delicious, tart fruit liqueur to be added to a Highball, Spritz or make a delicious fruit-forward, acid-driven Martini.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Merlet Creme De Peche de Vigne Fruit Liqueur
93 points
Best Buy
A nicely layered fruit liqueur that will be a true cocktail workhorse.
93 points $23 Best Buy
Righteous Seven® Barrel Reserve Liqueur
93 points
A rich, tropical, spicy, fruit-laden liqueur that offers a world of possibilities for cocktails.
Merlet Creme De Mure Sauvage Liqueur
92 points
A complex, rich, and interesting sipper that will keep you coming back for more.