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Licor 43

diablo Feb 23, 2008 02:27 PM

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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    the word yes Apr 1, 2008 05:47 PM

    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.

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      Abbadabba Apr 1, 2008 12:50 PM

      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. invinotheresverde Feb 25, 2008 12:31 PM

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

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          MartiniGirls Feb 26, 2008 05:51 AM

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

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            invinotheresverde Feb 26, 2008 07:14 AM

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

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              MartiniGirls Feb 26, 2008 10:09 AM

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

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                invinotheresverde Feb 26, 2008 10:35 AM

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

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                  MartiniGirls Feb 27, 2008 07:31 AM

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

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              JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Feb 28, 2008 02:27 AM

              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 Añejo, 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. JMF Feb 25, 2008 03:13 AM

            Google is your friend. licor 43 cocktails

            http://www.drinksmixer.com/cat/2359/

            http://www.drinkalizer.com/drinks/liqueurs/licor-43.php

            http://www.drinknation.com/ingredient/Licor-43-(Cuarenta-Y-Tres)

            http://www.idrink.com/viewingrecipe.h...

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              diablo Feb 25, 2008 06:18 AM

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

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                JMF Feb 25, 2008 09:11 AM

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

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                  diablo Feb 26, 2008 10:17 AM

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

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              redchile Feb 23, 2008 07:20 PM

              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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                diablo Feb 24, 2008 04:57 AM

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

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