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Casa D’Aristi Narano Bitter Orange Liqueur

Casa D’Aristi Narano Bitter Orange Liqueur is produced by Casa D’Aristi – a craft distillery and producer of artisan liqueurs in Mérida, Yucatan. Founded in 1935, Casa D’Aristi is most known for their flagship anise and honey liqueur called Xtabentún, which is based on Mayan Blaché. They carry a range of liqueur products also including guanababa, coconut, and bitter orange. All Casa D’Aristi products are advertised as additive-free and contain no artificial flavorings. This particular bottle of Narano Bitter Orange Liqueur is made using both sweet oranges and bitter Seville oranges (also called Narano Agria). The sweet oranges are […]

Bottle of Bols Triple Sec sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Bols Triple Sec

Bols Triple Sec is produced by Lucas Bols N.V., an Amsterdam based company with roots dating back to the late 1500s. In fact, the House of Bols Distillery is considered on of the oldest running distillery in the world. The Bols brand produces a variety of spirits including Genevers, Liqueurs, and more. This particular bottle of Bols Triple Sec uses Curaçao orange peels and other citrus for flavoring. Although Bols is a bit secretive about their exact recipe and production, triple secs are generally made using a neutral alcohol. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ ABV: 21% ❖ Distillery: House of Bols ❖ Aging: N/A ❖ Price Point: low price MY TASTING NOTES […]

Bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge sitting on a white tablecloth, in front of a white background

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is produced by Marnier Lapostolle, a france-based company with roots dating back to 1827. In 1876, Louis-Alexandre Marnier married into the Lapostolle family, who had already been operating a distillery near Paris. Marnier would soon transform their legacy with his creation of the cognac-based orange liqueur. Grand Marnier is currently produced at Château de Bourg-Charente in the Cognac region of France.

This liqueur is made with bitter oranges of the Citrus Bigaradia variety, which are picked green. After being dried in the sun, the orange peels are macerated in neutral alcohol, and then distilled using a slow […]

Bottle of Cointreau orange liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background


Cointreau is produced by Rémy Cointreau, a Paris-based company that was founded in 1990 as a result of a merger. The liqueur itself, however, dates back to 1885 when the Cointreau family perfected its signature beverage in Angers, France. According to the official Cointreau website, the flavor of this liqueur was three times as concentrated as other liqueurs of the time period, while also being less sweet. To […]

Bottle of Giffard Blue Curacao Liqueur sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Giffard Blue Curaçao Liqueur

Giffard Blue Curaçao Liqueur is produced by Giffard Distillery in Avrillé, France. Originally founded in Agers in 1885, Giffard produces a variety of liqueurs, spirits, and mixers.

Generally speaking, Blue Curaçao is an orange-flavored liqueur originally made from the bitter Lahara oranges from the island of Curaçao. The blue hue is simply a result of blue dye, and doesn’t indicate any difference in flavor […]