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LIQUEURS & APERITIFS

Odd chaps, liqueurs. Not wines, nor simply spirits, but an uncategorisable kaleidoscope of fascinations, each with their own story to tell: the 'Other Music' section of the record shop, if you will, where all the interesting stuff lives. The liqueur story starts in the Middle Ages, when monasteries would have their own remedial herb gardens. The monks made the happy discovery that the herbs lasted a lot longer if they were infused in alcohol, the only drawback being that they tasted disgusting.

And they stayed fairly disgusting, until sugar became widely available in the late 1500s. A spoonful of sugar - at the very least - helped the medicine go down, and from then on the fun started and the recipes could be crafted into works of art. Don't believe us? Try Bénédictine, a mystery-shrouded concoction of four spirits, laden with herbs and spices, blended together with honey and saffron and aged in oak for several months. Monastic artistry!

  • Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur

    £37.50

    £37.50


    Mr Black would make the perfect addition to many classic cocktails to make them even better, hard to believe right? we know....

  • Lazzaroni Amaretto Liqueur 500ml

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Also known as the 'liquid cookie', Lazzaroni Amaretto is the only amaretto made by infusing the liqueur with the famous Amaretti di Saronno biscuits, rather than using an essence. This process, used since 1851, lends the liqueur distinctly rich aromas and flavours with caramel, marzipan, honeycomb and toffee notes.

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  1. Junmai Akashi Tai Daiginjo Sake Liqueur

    Akashi Tai Daiginjo Sake 720ml

    Now £32.50

    Was £37.50

    £32.50

    Although it's not to be confused with sarcy people, like... Alter Ego: Jack Dee; it shares the ability to wow large crowds with its delicious dryness, a rich and rewarding character and a crisp delivery that never loses its edge.

  2. Angostura Bitters

    Angostura Bitters 200ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Made with same recipe since 1824, Angostura bitters is an essential ingredient for bartenders and mixing enthusiasts, as a key ingredient in many classic and contemporary cocktails. Angostura bitters is extremely versatile and can also be added to soft beverages and desserts.

  3. Antica Black Sambuca 700ml Spirit Liqueur

    Antica Black Sambuca

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Antica Black Sambuca is a rich, sweet spirit produced in southern Italy. It is another excellent drink from within the iconic Antica Sambuca brand. It is produced using the finest Star Anise sourced from China then mixed with smooth spirit, sugar and water which gives its deep, rich taste.

  4. Antica Classic Sambuca 700ml Spirit Liqueur

    Antica Classic Sambuca

    £19.75

    £19.75

    Antica Sambuca is developed and custom-made by master-distiller Nicola del Toso at the Antiche distillery nestled between Venice and the Dolomite mountains. It is produced to a traditional recipe using only the most pungent, premium Star Anise sourced in China, blended with exceptionally smooth neutral spirit, sugar and water, resulting in a deep, rich taste - Antica is purity personified. This is a truly versatile product, equally at home in premium cocktails, mixed drinks or as a shot.

  5. Aperol Herb & Fruit Liqueur 70cl

    Aperol Liqueur

    £15.50

    £15.50

    Aperol is a classic aperitif. Bright orange in colour, it has a unique taste, thanks to the secret recipe, which has never been changed, with infusions of selected ingredients including bitter and sweet oranges and many other herbs and roots in perfect proportions. Aperol's strength is in its low-alcohol content of only 11 per cent.

  6. Archers Peach Schnapps Liqueur 70cl

    Archers Peach Schnapps

    £15.75

    £15.75

    The name schnapps comes from the old Norse word 'snappen', meaning to snatch a gulp. From this comes the traditional way of drinking schnapps in Europe as an ice cold shot. Alternatively, you can use Archers as a versatile cocktail ingredient.

  7. Bailey Irish Cream - The Original - Liqueur

    Baileys Irish Cream - The Original

    £17.00

    £17.00

    Bailey's Irish Cream has been around for many years and is made from Irish whiskey mixed with fresh Irish dairy cream. This liqueur has a rich creamy texture with hints of cocoa and vanilla. It constantly delivers great quality through the sourcing of the finest ingredients. A great addition to both coffee and desserts.

  8. Disaronno Amaretto Flavoured Spirit 50cl

    Disaronno 'Originale' Amaretto Flavour Liqueur 500ml

    £17.50

    £17.50

    The original Italian liqueur, with a distinctive almond taste, yet made without any nuts and instead with apricot kernel oil with absolute alcohol, burnt sugar and the pure essence of seventeen selected herbs and fruits. The amber liqueur comes in a recognisable oblong glass decanter, designed by a craftsman from Murano.

  9. Fee brothers Cherry Bitters 15cl

    Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters 150ml

    £11.75

    £11.75

    A popular choice with bartenders and mixologists worldwide, Fee Brothers bitters add that extra edge to drinks and cocktails. Cherry Bitters is a member of their large fruit bitters family. All you need is a few drops to enhance a strong cherry fruit flavour in the drink of your choice.

  10. Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters 150ml, Spirits

    Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters 150ml

    £14.00

    £14.00

    Fee Brothers has been a family business since 1864, creating cocktail mixers, syrups and cordials. They know that for bartenders and mixologists alike it is important to put a bit of magic into every cocktail that they make.

    Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters adds a savoury zest to drinks and foods. You only need a few dashes of these aromatic bitters made from the finest ingredients from around the world to transform your creation.

  11. Fee Brothers Orange Bitters 150ml Spirits

    Fee Brothers Orange Bitters 150ml

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Whether you're making a Batchelor's Bait, a Colony Club Martini, or any other nutty-sounding cocktail that requires a zip of pure orange zippiness, this is a great little number. Alter Ego: Mick Hucknall; time has done nothing to dim the appeal of this Simply Red character to its legions of loyal fans and now it's enjoying a surprising resurgence, attracting many new Faces. Packs in a surprising amount of soul and just one drop will have you reaching for the Stars.

  12. Fee Brothers Peach Bitters 150ml Spirits

    Fee Brothers Peach Bitters 150ml

    £11.50

    £11.50

    A family business since 1864, Fee Brothers have been perfecting the art of mixing drinks for nearly 150 years. It's a bartender's dream to know that by adding a few dashes of Fee's Peach Bitters to your cocktail, it is transformed into a vibrant, well-balanced beverage that delivers a variety of complex flavours.

  13. Jägermeister Liqueur 70cl

    Jägermeister Liqueur

    £23.75

    £23.75

    In 1934, after many years of experimenting with different ingredients, Curt Mast developed the recipe for a unique tasting and unmistakable herb liqueur.

    Today, it is still made in Germany, according to this secret blend of 56 herbs, roots and fruits, which includes spicy ginger, warming cinnamon, pungently sweet star anise, aromatic cardamom and orange peel. Best served ice cold, as a shot.

  14. Lazzaroni Amaretto Liqueur

    Lazzaroni Amaretto Liqueur 500ml

    £16.00

    £16.00

    Also known as the 'liquid cookie', Lazzaroni Amaretto is the only amaretto made by infusing the liqueur with the famous Amaretti di Saronno biscuits, rather than using an essence. This process, used since 1851, lends the liqueur distinctly rich aromas and flavours with caramel, marzipan, honeycomb and toffee notes.

  15. Lejay Lagoute Brown Liqueur Spirit

    Lejay Lagoute Brown

    £19.75

    £19.75

    A cocoa creme de cacao alcohol made in the old conventional technique by the expert distiller Lejay-Lagoute. Its exceptionally sensitive, unobtrusive taste is gotten from the determination and nature of the organic product.

    It can be plastered on ice and is exceptionally suitable for short and long beverages and a perfect fixing in mixed drinks. Its scent improves your culinary joys, for example, frozen yogurt, sorbets and treats.

  16. Lejay Creme De Cassis Liqueur 70cl - Spirits

    Lejay Lagoute Cassis

    £15.75

    £15.75

    From the French experts Lejay Lagoute in Burgundy, France, is a sweety and fruity liqueuer made from blackberries which possesses a wonderful depth of flavour. The Cassis is a red-y purple colour with a thick, rich texture.

  17. Lejay Lagoute Triple Sec Liqueur 70cl

    Lejay Lagoute Triple Sec

    £19.75

    £19.75

    Triple Sec from the French experts Lejay Lagoute is an orange flavoured liqueur which balances freshness fruitiness and bitterness perfectly. On the nose it offers fresh slashes of zesty orange alongside hints of clove and aniseed. It offers a strong velvety texture on the palate, while the orange notes continue to shine through from start to finish.

  18. Licor 43 - 700ml

    Licor 43

    £20.00

    £20.00

    Licor 43 owes its wonderful layers of vanilla, Mediterranean citrus and spice flavours to its closely guarded secret recipe, made up of 43 different ingredients - hence the name. Once these ingredients have been mixed they are left to mature before being exposed to sub-zero temperatures, micro-filtered and finally bottled. This process creates a golden liqueur with a perfect balance of flavours that's so versatile it goes with pretty much everything!

  19. Luxardo Sambuca Passione Nera

    Luxardo Sambuca Passione Nera

    £19.00

    £19.00

    Luxardo have produced this variation of their well known Sambuca dei Cesari, infusing it with liquorice to give its predominant flavours of star anise. Hints of cardamom and coriander are also on the palate with the typical digestive aromas of liquorice dominating.

  20. Luxardo Sambuca Raspberry 70cl

    Luxardo Sambuca Raspberry

    £19.00

    £19.00

    According to an old tradition, all countries belonging to the Mediterranean basin have a national anise based liqueur; Italy has Sambuca. This liqueur by Luxardo uses Sambuca as a base which is infused with raspberries to create a deliciously fruity and spicy drink that can be enjoyed on its own or in cocktails.

  21. Martini Bianco Vermouth

    Martini Bianco

    £10.25

    £10.25

    Martini Bianco is the Queen of Vermouth. In the past it has been referred to as Bianchissimo, meaning 'whitest' in Italian, and its soft vanilla notes have become instantly recognisable on lips over the years. Bianco has a unique wine base of white wines such as Trebbiano, gracing the vermouth with aromatic herbs and flowers.

  22. Pimm’s – Blackberry & Elderflower

    Pimm's Blackberry & Elderflower

    £18.00

    £18.00

    A beautiful blend of Pimms No.1 Vodka Cup and truly British flavours of blackberry and elderflower to create a scrumptiously fruity drink. A modern cheeky twist on a summer favourite, perfect mixed with a lemonade.

  23. Sette Vie Amaretto Aperitif 70cl Spirits

    Sette Vie Amaretto 500ml

    £22.75

    £22.75

    Sette Vie Italian Liqueurs comes from a family of Master Distillers who have been perfecting their craft from the 1880s to today. As the recipes passed from father to son, the flavour profiles have been refined while adhering to the family ethos of using only the best natural ingredients of the region.

    Handcrafted from a perfectly balanced blend of bitter and sweet Italian almonds harvested in the height of summer, Sette Vie Amaretto has a velvety smooth taste, exquisite flavours and luxurious aromas that will scintillate your senses.

  24. Southern Comfort Whiskey Liqueur 70cl

    Southern Comfort Whiskey Liqueur

    £23.75

    £23.75

    You literally can't get a more easy-going, warm-hearted drink than this. Alter Ego: Countryfile's Kate Humble; so completely lovely and gentle - the natural choice to coo over nightingales and discuss the ins and outs of farming today with.

  25. The King's Ginger Liqueur 500ml

    The King's Ginger Liqueur 500ml

    £24.75

    £24.75

    An uplifting liqueur, fit for a King! Marvellously vivigying, with a sunny lemon and ginger kick to balance the richer notes.
  26. Tia Maria Coffee Flavoured Liqueur 70cl

    Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur

    £18.50

    £18.50

    Hailing from Jamaica and made using coffee beans, Jamaican rum, vanilla and sugar, Tia Maria is a creamy, coffee-flavoured liqueur. It can be enjoyed simply, on ice, or with cocktails such as White Russians and Tia Espresso Martinis.

  27. Wenneker Amaretto 500ml Spirits

    Wenneker Amaretto 500ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Wenneker Amaretto is a almond flavoured liquor with rich flavours and a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Delicious added to a cup of coffee or poured onto vanilla ice cream.

  28. Wenneker Crème de Cacao Liqueur Spirits

    Wenneker Crème de Cacao 500ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    An extract of first class cacao beans forms the basis of this sweet chocolate liqueur. The addition of French Eau de Vie does not only give Wenneker Crême de Cacao its pure and full cacao flavour, but also provides an exceptionally pleasant aftertaste. This liqueur will pleasantly surprise you when you pour it on ice-cream. In addition, Crême de Cacao is a welcome addition to a fresh cup of coffee. It is also an excellent ingredient for cocktails such as Chocolate Martinis and Fifth Avenues.

  29. Wenneker Creme de Menthe 50cl Liqueur

    Wenneker Crème de Menthe 500ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    A deliciously refreshing peppermint liqueur produced with a blend of mint aromas that is a great accompaniment in several cocktails.

  30. Wenneker Triple Sec Liqueur Spirit

    Wenneker Triple Sec 500ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Made from an old family recipe this Triple Sec Liqueur combines the finest curacao and oranges to create a great selection of flavours to taste. Triple Sec is one of the most popular flavours of liqueur mainly due to its prominence in making cocktails such as the Margarita, while its also an excellent addition to desserts.

  31. Wenneker Creme de Cacao White Brandy Liqueur

    Wenneker White Crème de Cacao 500ml

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Wenneker Creme de Cacao White is an exceptionally pleasing chocolate liqueur made from roasted Cacao beans. The Cacao beans along with the French Eau de Vie gives the liqueur its aromatic and pure flavour whilst also offering a beautifully pleasant aftertaste.

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