If you’re a beginner, then there’s a high chance that you’ve mistaken liqueurs to be the same as liquors. There’s just so many alcoholic beverages — it’s easy to confuse a term to be one or the other. But to save yourself the embarrassment of mixing these two up in a small party or a Friday night out with friends, you have to understand the nuances.
Liqueurs might be a whole new world that you’ve yet to explore. Some familiar favorites that you’ve encountered at least once in your life might include a certain Irish cream or tequila-infused strawberry drink. But liqueurs also come in a dairy-free or coffee variety, making the terminologies all the more confusing.
The one thing you have to understand is that liquors are much broader — think vodka, gin, rum, or tequila. Meanwhile, liqueurs are far sweeter concoctions. Made with a variety of sweet additives, flavorings, and other extracts, there is a rich plethora of ways and sweet liqueur selections you can enjoy only from Clink. Check them out!
Wide Variety Of Options
One distinct flavor characteristic that sets liqueurs apart from other alcoholic beverages is their sweetness. Liqueurs are known for their almost syrupy consistency, hence why they tend to be far thicker than normal liquors.
Clink has some of the world’s most popular liqueurs available in our selection. We have Baileys The Original Irish Cream which is a creamy, Irish whiskey-based invention enjoyed by connoisseurs across the world. Experienced drinkers will find no shortage of familiars with this Irish whiskey, but it does offer a perfect blend of premium Irish whiskey, chocolate notes, and hints of caramel. Perfect for starters who want to change up their midnight chocolate milk fix.
Another unique liqueur you’ll find from us is the Kahlúa — a coffee liqueur made out of 100% Arabic coffee beans, mixed with rum, vanilla bean, and sugar. This is a welcome breath of fresh air for those looking for a dairy-free, yet full-bodied and strong coffee flavor for their rum.
Feeling a little bit more adventurous? Then you might like arguably the most popular triple sec in the world — Cointreau. This careful blend of sweet-bitter orange peels with neutral alcohol founded in the late 1870s retains its complex and spiced flavor that liqueur drinkers have loved. Enjoy it with our premium Cointreau Margarita Kit that includes a shaker, two margarita glasses, and a pair of metal straws.
Delicious Liqueur Recipes
These fine liqueurs on our list can be enjoyed on their own, there’s no doubt about that. But there’s certainly a ton more creative recipes that allow you to enjoy our liqueurs in tiramisu, strawberry shortcake, or the classic apple cider form.
Baileys Irish Cream Tiramisu
A twist on the coffee-flavored Italian dessert, this Irish cream no-bake tiramisu recipe is hearty and light all at once. For this recipe, you’ll need the following:
Baileys The Original Irish Cream
Mascarpone cream (whipped heavy cream with soft cream cheese can also be substituted for this)
First, pour a ¾ cup of Baileys into a bowl of espresso or any strong coffee and set aside. Next, crack the eggs and separate the whites from the yolks. Beat the egg yolks with sugar until it turns thick. Add the mascarpone/heavy cream into the Baileys mixture and whisk until smooth.
For the egg whites, whisk them until they turn frothy — this will be mixed into the mascarpone mixture from earlier. Afterwhich, on a small tray. Arrange the Baileys+espresso-dipped lady fingers to form the first layer. Top it with a layer of mascarpone and repeat until you’re left with the cream layer. Finally, evenly dust cocoa powder on top and place in the fridge overnight. Serve and enjoy.
Tequila Rose Strawberry Shortcake Shots
Tequila Rose, the most famous tequila cream liqueur is the star of this easy, three-ingredient cocktail perfect for summer parties. This is strawberry shortcake, redefined and takes just under 10 minutes to assemble.
To start things off, you’ll need the following ingredients:
The first step is to blend the frozen strawberries until they turn into a smooth puree. Add a spoonful of this into a shot glass, then pour the Cake Vodka until just over the halfway mark. Mix in the Tequila Rose then garnish each shot glass with the frozen strawberry slices.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Apple Cider
Featuring charcoal hints from the Old No. 7 combined with the warmth of cinnamon liqueur, this Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire apple cider drink is all you need for a simple and no-frills whiskey cocktail recipe.
You’ll need only four simple ingredients for this cocktail mix, namely a Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, lemon-lime syrup, apple cider, and fresh apple slices. Combine them in order of appearance, then pour them into a glass filled with ice. Thinly slice the fresh apple and garnish them onto the glass. Enjoy this fruity and oaky drink in the quiet afternoon or as a complimentary party favor for a fun evening.
Liqueur Food Pairings You’ll Love
More than just the number of zany recipes that you can do with our liqueurs, they also go great with different meals and snacks for a quick lunch or hearty dinner. The trick to any perfect meal-liqueur pairing is to focus on complementary flavors that aren’t too overwhelming, but also challenge your palate to daring heights.
Our Tennessee Fire cinnamon liqueur, for example, can be paired well with fresh starters, like smoked salmon appetizers, crostinis, or smoked salmon with goat cheese bruschetta. The smokey flavor of the fish balances well with the warm cinnamon and oaky notes from the Old No. 7-cinnamon liqueur mix.
Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or one, there are also different food recipes that can prelude your most awaited Baileys Irish Cream or Molly’s Irish Cream drink. You don’t have to go overboard with this — yes, even a slice of delivery pizza can already set the stage for a welcome Irish cream whisky dessert.
Have the Molly’s Irish Cream enjoyed on its own or as a drink to top off hearty dinners like seared T-bone steak or a skirt steak with mushrooms. Or, you could also go with something more straightforward, like a small bowl of spaghetti bolognese or any salty or smokey meat you can find, like ham or bacon for a simple, yet absolutely delicious pair.
Find Classic Liqueurs Only From Clink!
From the ever elusive Baileys The Original Irish Cream to the ol’ Cointreau that set the standard for triple sec liqueurs globally, you’ll find all of these and more, only from Clink!
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