While liqueurs are still distilled spirit, they are not the same as flavored spirits. Many popular spirits – especially vodka – now come in a variety of flavors, but there are some notable differences between these and cordials. Liqueurs have added sugar to make them significantly sweeter and commonly have a lower alcohol content than the full spirits. Because of these attributes, cordials are an ideal mixer, contributing ingredients to cocktails without diluting them.
While stronger spirits such as whisky, gin, brandy and tequila serve as the base alcohols of your home bar, it's always good to branch out and add diversity. Think about your favorite flavors and drinks. Many cocktails and mixed drinks have multiple ingredients and liquor mixed with liqueurs for greater complexity and complementary flavors. Order a bottle of Disaronno to add amaretto sours and the toasted almond to your cocktail list. We also recommend a good bottle of Cointreau and Triple Sec to made Sidecars, Cosmos, margaritas and more. Hone your skills and learn how to make more sophisticated cocktails to impress even your most particular guests. You're lucky if you're tech-savvy, but we prefer people who are drink-savvy.
As with any of our spirits available online for purchase, we encourage you to enjoy cordials however you like. Drink them on their own, pour them over ice, or add them as a mixing agent. Put a splash of Kahlua in your coffee for a little extra warming, or pour a bit of Grand Marnier over vanilla ice cream for an adult take on the orange creamsicle. Treat yourself to some fun flavors to bring your signature twist to a classic cocktail. Whichever way you like to enjoy your cordials, find everything you need at Wine Chateau. We make it easy to get your hands on classic brands or help you branch out with new and exciting flavors. Browse our selection to show the adventurous side of your palate.