OK, so it’s January 7 and you really need to give the liver a break from tipples of any kind for at least a few days. However, yesterday was a holiday, today it’s if it was one, and the weekend began a shot of anis and a rosco de vino ago. So, one last licor then, before I detox myself and the blog. ¡Salud!
Don’t be put off by its bright yellow appearance and slightly fluffy image, Licor 43 is a potent blend of citrus fruits and juices, flavoured with vanilla, cinnamon, and a secret selection of herbs and spices. Forty-three ingredients in all. According to the advertising blurb, the recipe is over 1000 years old, but as a brand it’s been around since 1946. Try it on the rocks, with lime, milk (yes, really), or in black coffee. Or why not really overdo things and order an ‘After dark’ – Licor 43, Baileys and Kahlua in equal measures. A key cocktail ingredient all over the world, Cuarenta y tres is exported to over 60 countries. It is hubbled and bubbled by Diego Zamora S.A in Cartagena, Murcia.