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Licor 43, or Cuarenta y Tres (Spanish and Papiamentu for "43"), is a Spanish liqueur. It is made from citrus and fruit juices, flavored with vanilla and other aromatic herbs and spices, for a total 43 different ingredients (hence the name). It is 31%abv / 62 proof and is a light bodied, sweet liqueur. In color it is yellow tinged with a touch of gold. The aroma is sharp, warm, and complex, with vanilla up front; and then tangy sweet fruit, spices, and an aged rum-like presence. The flavor is similar to the aroma; vanilla, complex intermixed spices, tangy fruits, and hints of citrus, carried by a flavor similar to aged rum.
In México, carajillo is a drink mixing espresso coffee with "licor del 43" and ice, and in the Canary Islands, it is an essential ingredient for a Barraquito, a variant of the highly popular cortado condensada coffee.
In Mexico, and other places, a mini-beer is a drink made with Licor 43 and chilled baileys on top, served in a small glass.
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