Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Herbal Liqueurs + Recipes

Herbal liqueurs originated in Europe and are said to have started out as medicinal tonics rather than alcoholic drinks. Two popular and well known liqueurs, Chartreuse and Benedictine are from France and were both originally made by monks for this purpose. Both drinks contain a variety of different herbs and spices, although their recipes remain closely guarded secrets. Another popular herbal liqueur is the German favourite Jagermeister which is thought to contain around 56 herbs.

Here are a couple of tasty and delicious recipes you can make using your finished Still Spirits herbal liqueurs.

Up All Night
1 can Red Bull energy drink
1 shot Herbal Liqueur
Pour Red Bull into a beer mug and drop in a shot glass of herbal liqueur - drink immediately!

Brandy Benedictine Cream
1 nip (30ml) Dictine
1.5 nips (45ml) VSOP
1 nip (30ml) cream
Add all ingredients to a shaker with crushed ice. Shake and serve with a garnish of mint leaves.

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