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Louisa's Liqueur: A Popular Coffee Caramel Pecan Liqueur for Winter

Posted by Beau Farrell on Oct 31, 2019 12:29:08 PM

louisasliqueurYou might be planning to reach for peppermint schnapps, Kahlua, or other common cocktail ingredients with the arrival of colder weather, but maybe this is the year you reach for Louisa's Liqueur.

Cocktail Recipes with Louisa’s Liqueur

Good news: Louisa’s Liqueur is ready for your home bartending practice. Start easy with the liqueur neat or over ice in a rocks glass, providing a sweet and smooth way to ease into the evening after dinner. Or go for a decadent dessert by pouring it over vanilla bean ice cream or adding a shot of it to your cup of afternoon coffee.

Louisa’s Manhattan cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 oz. Louisa's Liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Luxardo cherry
  • Ice

How to make a Louisa’s Manhattan cocktail:

  1. Place all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir the mixture, then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Add a free-floating or speared Luxardo cherry as garnish.

Aggravation cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz. Scotch
  • 1/4 oz. Louisa’s Liqueur
  • Ice

How to make an Aggravation cocktail:

  1. Place ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.
  2. Stir the mixture, then strain it into a chilled cocktail glass.

Strange Query cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Amaro
  • 1/2 oz. Sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 oz. Louisa’s Liqueur
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel garnish
  • Ice

How to make a Strange Query cocktail:

  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass filled with one large piece of ice.
  3. Garnish with orange peel.

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Louisa's Old Fashioned cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Louisa's Liqueur
  • 1/4 oz. Demerara syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel garnish
  • Ice

How to make a Louisa’s Old Fashioned cocktail:

  1. Place all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.
  2. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  3. Express an orange peel over the glass and add it as a garnish.

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What is Louisa’s Liqueur and What Does It Taste Like?

Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is a maker of Tennessee whiskies and bourbon. They also put time and attention into producing this cordial. Louisa's Liqueur features dark, sweet, roasty flavors that are exactly what we search for in the winter months. 

Louisa's Liqueur offers strong aromas and flavors of coffee, caramel, and pecans. Technically included in the category of coffee liqueurs, Louisa’s Liqueur it is sweet yet robust. The best part? It’s versatile enough to be enjoyed several different ways. Be sure to check out the recipes below.

Who is Louisa’s Liqueur Named After?

The story goes that Louisa Nelson ran Nelson's Green Brier Distillery from 1891 to 1909, when Prohibition struck a fatal blow to so many distillers of whiskey, bourbon, and everything fun and delicious. She didn’t have the right to vote, but this woman of unmatched character and resilience grew Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery into one of the largest distilleries in the country at the time.

To celebrate her pioneering spirit, the distillery named the coffee caramel pecan cordial Louisa’s Liqueur. They proudly tell this story and share how it inspired them to keep making their distillery better and better. Now it’s your turn to share in the spirit of Louisa and sample the liqueur for yourself.

Be sure to toast Louisa when you make these tasty cocktails with Louisa’s Liqueur!

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Topics: Cocktail Recipies, Spirits