This new Spanish liqueur is dairy-, nut- and gluten-free – perfect for absolutely any tippler! 

Forget the gin and tonics or the vodka soda limes, because your dietary concerns have finally been answered! Allow us to introduce Licor 43 Horchata, a wholly plant-based creamy liqueur that is similar in texture to Baileys, but with an invigorating Spanish flair. And did we mention it’s vegan-friendly?!

This delicious gluten-free beverage features a vibrantly sweet Mediterranean flavour, layered with Valencian-grown superfood: the tiger nut. Despite its name, the tiger nut is the root of the cyperus esculentus plant (yellow nutsedge). The refreshing taste of tiger nuts work in harmony with the spices and citrus aromas of Licor 43 Horchata and finishes with a subtle floral palate.

On top of this, the vegan-friendly concoction has no lactose or milk protein, satisfying the craving for a creamy liqueur that is perfect for almost any tippler!

“Innovation has long lain at the heart of Licor 43. With Licor 43 Horchata, we wanted a delicious product in the cream liqueur category that also meets the growing consumer demand for lighter and non-dairy alternatives,” said Julian Fernandez, a global marketing and innovation director for spirits at Zamora Company.

“This delicate liqueur is the ultimate indulgence to enjoy with family and friends during their after-meal moments. Its gluten-free, vegan, nut-free formula means that all can enjoy [it].”

With the hot weather approaching, Licor 43’s Horchata is the ultimate secret ingredient for a fresh, fuss-free summer beverage – perfectly served chilled from the fridge and poured over ice. At only 16% vol, it’s the ideal afternoon indulgence that is sure to pinch the cheeks. It also blends well with limoncello!

Alternatively, the refreshing blend of fruit and spices brings a soft touch of traditional Spanish flavours, which makes for a great addition to any cream-based summer cocktail.

So whether you’re hosting a small at-home BBQ, a quaint summer pool party or are just having a catch up with friends, create the perfect ‘me moment’ with the Valencia Café 43 cocktail – a smooth blend of Licor 43 Horchata, coffee, pineapple and cinnamon.

<strong>Valencia Café 43</strong> cocktail recipe
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Valencia Café 43 cocktail recipe

50mL Licor 43 Horchata
43mL pineapple juice
15mL cold-press espresso coffee
Cinnamon powder, to garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice.
2. Shake well, then strain into a coupe glass.
3. Garnish with the cinnamon powder and enjoy!

To learn more or to purchase your very own Licor 43 Horchata bottle, head to the Dan Murphy’s website.

Looking for more great cocktail recipes to try out at home? Check out this cocktail textbook of recipes called Spirited: Cocktails From Around The World. For other delicious vegan treats, we’ve also found the best 100% plant-based ‘Mylk’ chocolate bars that you can indulge in this coming World Vegan Day!

Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted by Licor 43. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership.
Feature image: supplied.