Ahh.. the sweet smell of Spring… and it’s coming from my cup. Gone are the evenings of the mulled wines and ciders, the hot toddy’s, and as much as we want it to be, Summer isn’t here and it doesn’t seem quite right to be shoving umbrella’s in fruity long drink things with sugared rims…yet. Here are some sips for Spring that I feel match the season perfectly

It’s also worth mentioning that where reviewed on Amazon these products have scored highly in the 5 star range, as well as the nod from us…

 

The Wild Geese Irish Honey Liqueur

The rise of the hive. Bees are extremely popular at the moment. Symbolically a honey bee represents immortality and resurrection, but the benefits of the bee continue to make health news more recently with people taking bee pollen and propolis as health supplements.

However, A slightly more fun approach on bee product trends comes in the form of The Wild Geese Irish Honey Liqueur. A premium smooth whiskey that is blended with 100% pure natural honey.

It really is a smoothy this one and I love the honey element adding a touch of sweetness to a drink that would normally make my face screw up rather unattractively.

 

£25.99 70cl bottle, TheDrinkShop.com

Licor43

Spain’s number 1 selling liqueur. And after tasting this, I now know why. A special blend of 43 ingredients, hence it’s name. For me it is similar to Tuaca (a favourite amongst us Brightonians reading this). However, I would now favour Licor43 as there is no after-burn and the main flavour note is vanilla without it being overly sickly sweet.

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This is perfect chilled, sipped slow, taken as a shot or why not try adding to Prosecco to create the L43 Royal, perfect for a Spring soiree :

Ingredients

  • 25ml Licor 43
  • 1tsp rindless marmalade
  • Dash of prosecco

 

Method

Mix the Licor 43 and marmalade in the bottom of a champagne flute, top with prosecco and stir.

Licor 43 is available in selected Asda stores nationwide and from www.drinksupermarket.com with a RRP of £17.50 – £17.99.