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Feb 23, 2008 02:27 PM

Licor 43

Anyone know of any uses for this besides as an after dinner drink? I searched it on this board and only got one result. I'm open to any and all suggestions--drinks, food, or other (?). Thanks for the help!

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  1. If you like sweet drinks, try the Dreamsicle. It's one part Licor 43, two parts orange juice, one part table cream or half and half. Stir and strain.

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    1. re: redchile

      Thanks redchile. That sound delicious. I'll have to try it..

      1. re: JMF

        Wow! Thanks JMF. If it wasn't 10:30 in the morning, I'd start mixing drinks right now!

        1. re: diablo

          10:30... why start so late? I do my reviews of spirits at 5-6am...

          1. re: JMF

            LOL! That's why you're the professional!

      2. We add a bit to our margaritas. Traditional? No. Delicious? Yes.

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        1. re: invinotheresverde

          any idea what is the best liqueur to use if you don't have Licor 43? What would be a good substitute?

          1. re: MartiniGirls

            You could try Navan, but it's cognac based. I don't like it nearly as much.

            1. re: invinotheresverde

              and Navan is going to lack the citrus notes of Licor 43?

              1. re: MartiniGirls

                I think Navan is more one dimensional, yes. Again, just my opinion.

                1. re: invinotheresverde

                  makes sense- Licor 43 has 43 different flavours, Navan has...2? However, we have to make do with what we have here in Canada....

            2. re: MartiniGirls

              I thought of it as an orange-vanilla liqueur, so possibly Navan and either Triple Sec or Grand Marnier? My first thought was just triple sec on its own since the first time that I had Cuarenta Y Tres was in one of the best margaritas I've had (Lapis AƱejo, Cuarenta Y Tres, and hand-squeezed orange and lime juices), but adding some of the Navan would certainly bump the complexity up a notch and add that vanilla note.

          2. I have 3 words for you. Key Lime Martini. It's wonderful. 3T of Liquor 43, 1T. vanilla vodka, 2 T Key lime juice, 2T heavy cream. Shake together in ice and strain into chilled martini glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs and you've got yourself just a little piece of heaven. Enjoy!!

            1. i made a new drink with it this weekend based on what i had lying around, and it was pretty good!

              Orange You Glad (i couldn't resist giving it a silly name)

              juice of three cold clementines
              1 tablespoon licor 43
              1 teaspoon grand marnier

              stir and pour over rocks glass filled with ice

              it was good, slightly sour. i ended up making a bunch and everyone seemed to like them.