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Advocaat

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Advocaat is a traditional liqueur from Holland made from egg yolks, brandy, sugar and vanilla. Warninks Advocaat has been made in Holland since 1616 and was one of the original producers of advocaat. Warninks Advocaat is full bodied with a sweet and creamy texture with aromas of vanilla. Almost like “boozy custard!!” It is a classic brand that is enjoyed in many cocktails as well as neat or on the rocks.

Warninks Advocaat is 17.2% ABV.

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Amarula Cream

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Amarula Cream originates from South Africa where the marula fruit grows wild on the Savannah. The marula tree produces an abundant crop of pale yellow egg shaped fruit and plays a unique role in tribal legend. It is also known as “The Marriage Tree” - to this day tribal weddings take place beneath its branches and the fruit is believed to have aphrodisiac properties as well as featuring in African fertility rites. The marula fruit attracts many animals – especially elephants. To produce Amarula Cream Liqueur, the marula fruit is gathered and the flesh pulped, sweetened and fermented. The resulting “marula spirit” is then matured in oak casks for 3 years. The spirit is then blended with fresh cream to create a smooth distinctive cream liqueur.

Amarula Cream is 17% ABV.

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Angostura Bitters

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Angostura Bitters is made in Trinidad & Tobago from plant and herb extracts which are bitter in their natural state, then distilled in natural alcohol which gives it an ABV of 44.7%. Angostura Bitters was originally formulated to be used as a tonic to improve the appetite and digestion. It is still used for this purpose by the Trinidadians (they swear by hot water and a few dashes of Angostura Bitters for an upset stomach), but it is more commonly used as a flavour enhancer, not only in drinks, but also in cooking. It is bright burgundy in colour, with a distinct herby flavour. Although 44.7% ABV, it is important to note that as Angostura Bitters is only used in drips and dashes in cocktail recipes, some cocktails where Angostura Bitters is the only alcoholic ingredient are classified as non-alcoholic cocktails or “mocktails”. For example on in-the-spirit we consider the Lemonade Lime and Bitters or the Virgin Mary recipes to be non-alcoholic. IMPORTANT NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTION TO ALCOHOL, OR NEED TO AVOID ALCOHOL FOR HEALTH/MEDICAL REASONS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS SHOULD NOT BE USED.

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Apricot Brandy

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To produce their Apricot Brandy, De Kuyper use only top quality ripe apricots are sliced and macerated in pure neutral alcohol to extract their flavour and colour. Natural herb essences, brandy and sugar are added to intensify the flavours, creating a drink that is intensely fruity, with a butterscotch sweetness.

De Kuyper Apricot Brandy is 24% ABV.

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Bénédictine DOM

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Bénédictine is a unique liqueur first created in 1510 as a medicinal elixir by Dom Bernardo Vincelli - a Bénédictine monk at the Abbey of Fécamp in Normandy, France. During the French Revolution the recipe was lost but in 1863 a local wine merchant called Alexandre Le Grand found the recipe and began to produce it commercially. In homage to the creator of the liqueur – he named it Bénédictine. Made from 27 different herbs and spices such as vanilla, aloe, thyme, nutmeg and cloves, the recipe for Bénédictine remains a closely guarded secret to this day.

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Blackberry Liqueur

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De Kuyper Blackberry is created using extracts of premium blackberries and infusing them in pure alcohol. Brandy and sugar are added to enhance the blend which is then left to marry for several weeks to achieve the rich, full blackberry flavour. Other more traditional blackberry flavoured liqueurs are often referred to as "crme de mre".

Rich and syrupy, this deep red-purple coloured cocktail liqueur from De Kuyper is bursting with the essences of wild blackberries.

De Kuyper Blackberry Liqueur is 20% ABV.

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