All About Spanish Licor 43

A Liqueur Made With 43 Ingredients, Including Herbs, Spices, and Vanilla

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Licor 43 is a sweet, vanilla-flavored liqueur that is produced in Spain by the Diego Zamora company.

According to the producers, it is an ancient recipe, dating back to 200 B.C. The recipe was passed down from generation to generation until in 1924 it was purchased by Diego Zamora, along with a distillery in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. Since then it has become a very popular drink in Spain.

How It Is Made

Licor 43 is made from 43 different ingredients, including vanilla, citrus, and other fruits, as well as aromatic herbs and spices, but the recipe and exact ingredients remain a secret.

According to the company’s website, the liqueur is exported to more than 60 countries around the world and can be used to make a variety of cocktails.

How Licor 43 Is Served

It is served on ice as an after-dinner drink, mixed with coffee, colas, and other carbonated beverages, and incorporated into elaborate cocktails and dessert recipes.

Recipes Made With Licor 43

Other Ways to Use Licor 43

  • Ice Cream 43: Pour 1 ounce of Licor 43 over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • Coffee 43: Add 1 ounce of Licor 43 to a shot of espresso or a cafe con leche (a latte).
  • Flan 43: Drizzle a bit of Licor 43 over a cup of classic Spanish flan, or rich vanilla custard.