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Trying new liqueurs

tokyopix | Nov 1, 201105:45 AM

Lately, I've been trying to explore the wide world of liqueurs about which I know little other than some reading I've done. I'm very fond of ordering different cocktails from professionals, but sort of new to mixing my own beyond some standards. I'd like to expand both my cocktail-making repertoire and my tastes. To that end I took a tour of the liqueur section of the booze floor at my local grocery and found the following things that caught my eye:

Sapin Liqueur (Wolfberger) can't find much about this

Kummel Cristallise Guyot - can't find anything about this one exactly though creme de cassis comes up in searches but none are this bottle (could be a creme de cassis b/c folks are mad about that around here, but it wasn't shelved with the others, this bottle was with the liqueurs listed here)

Elixir D'Anvers

Fernet Branca Menta (I know of Fernet-Branca but thought I'd work my way up to it)



Liquore Strega

Among these can anyone recommend a favorite and/or drinks that would show case what it special about it? Of course I'd try anything on its own first to try to get to know it, but I'd also love to try mixing them. Or if any are duds, which to avoid?

Thanks for any input!

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