What is Licor 43? Watch the video above as 43 may be one of the best kept secrets among bartenders.
We join Licor 43 at Tales of the Cocktail for their Pura Pasion event tasting the exotic elixir in classics like margaritas and caipirinhas, and a few new creations (check out the recipes below).
BourbonBlog.com discovers the pure passion of this Spanish liqueur which is made from a recipe of secret Mediterranean ingredients and dates back to the Roman Empire.
In fact, every ingredient in Licor 43 is sourced in one region of Spain except for the vanilla.
One of the best parts of this Tales event is that Licor 43 gives guests the chance to get behind the bar at Criollo to invent their own Licor 43 cocktails.
BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer mixes up a cocktail with Bourbon and Licor 43 and speaks with bartenders who are also creating new drinks from a table full of spirits, mixers and bitters.
Tapas and the cochinillo (Spanish roast suckling pig)
Featured in the interview is Jerry Knight, Director of Marketing, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits; Myrna Mayor, US Manager, The Zamora Americas; and Stinson Parks, Associates Brand Manager of Spirits, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits!
Licor 43 Mini Beer
1.5 oz Licor 43
Splash of heavy cream
Pour Licor 43 in mini mug about 2/3 of the way. Slowly pour heavy cream on top so that it floats.
1 ¼ oz Licor 43
½ oz vodka
6 oz pineapple juice
Shake and strain over fresh ice in a highball glass and garnish with an orange wheel.
¾ oz Licor 43
¾ oz tequila
1 ½ oz fresh lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
Shake and strain over ice and garnish with a lime wheel.
Key Lime Pie Martini
1 oz Licor 43
1 oz Key Lime Juice
2 oz cream
2 oz vanilla vodka
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into glass.
½ oz Licor 43
1 oz cachaça
3 lime wedges
3 orange slices
Muddle lime and orange in a mixing glass. Add cachaça and Licor 43. Shake well and pour directly into a double old fashioned (rocks) glass.
Video and photos by Hancock Walker
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