Good liqueurs are never cheap yet wind up gathering dust on a bar shelf while waiting to be used half ounce by half ounce in obscure cocktails. Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur has inspired a host of disgusting shots, but this smooth libation has a ton of potential. It’s a good addition to cocktails, like the Sidecar, or the Apple Brandy Hot Toddy from our Winter Cabin Fever story. Its true honey taste complements many burly spirits, from bourbon to brandy—even Scotch (I know, I’m an infidel). It’s also good for cooking with, since it’s made from real honey. So why not ditch the clover and give your next fruit salad a touch of Bärenjäger?
Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, $26.99