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Refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail

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Refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail is a great cocktail. Just like most cocktails this have one thing in common? They are sweet. This cocktail is based on the Spanish Licor 43. One ultra sweet drink that you can drink neat but mixes even better. You can drink this cocktail on a warm summer night out in the garden but also in front a cozy fire. Want to know how you can make refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail? Lets get started!

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Licor 43 is a Spanish drink made with 43 ingredients. It is a family recipe that was first made more than 70 years ago and all of the ingredients are kept a secret. Licor 43 went viral with all the tourist that came to Spain and discovered this liquor.

The next step was to export it and the rest of the world discovered this sweet drink. I do not know which ingredients are part of licor 43 but I can taste taste citrus and vanilla. The consistency is rather thick and almost syrup like.

Licor 43 balón cocktail ingredients

If you want to make this refreshing cocktail make sure you have the following ingredients on your list:

  • Licor 43
  • San Pellegrino sparkling water
  • Sliced lemon
  • Sliced orange
  • Ice cubes

Licor43 balon ingredients

How to make refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail?

So how do we make this cocktail? It is ultra easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients. Take a slice of lemon and orange and squeeze juice in a glass. Then fill the glass and add ice cubes to the rim. Next step you need about 35 ml of Licor 43.

This licor is really quite strong and just like with Tinto de Verano it needs a little pop in your glass.That is why I fill the remainder of the glass with about 80 to 90 ml of sparkling water.

Licor43 balon portrait sideII

I use San Pellegrino as it has a nice soft taste even if it is just sparkling water but you can add any type of sparkling water. For decoration add slices of lemon and slices of orange to the glass.

That is it! When you first add the Licor 43 to the glass and put the sparkling water on top of it you will have like a sunrise in you glass.

Licor43 balon portrait III

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I hope you enjoyed this refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail recipe! Made a recipe tag @thetortillachannel on Instagram.

Refreshing licor 43 balón cocktail

Serves: 2 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 2 minutes
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You can drink this cocktail on a Summer night but also in front a cozy fire. Want to know how you can make refreshing Licor 43 balón? Lets get started!


  • 30 ml Licor 43 per glass
  • 90 ml San Pellegrino sparkling water
  • ice cubes
  • half a lemon sliced
  • half a orange sliced



Fill two glasses with ice cubes


Add 30 ml of Licor 43 per glass


Then fill with San Pellegrino sparkling water to the rim of he glass


Add slices of orange and lemon to the glass


Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

Calories: 137; Fat: 0.2g; Carbs: 23g; Protein: 4g;

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  • Reply
    October 17, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Uuu la Laaaa….Looks so refreshing 😋 Yum. I would need them right now for the last warm and sunny days. 😊And a Spanish cocktail like this one sounds awesome.

    • Reply
      October 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      😂 Thanks Liv. When I posted the cocktail it became the warmest October 16th ever in Dutch history. So without knowing it I made the perfect drink for the last warm sunny days indeed. ☀️🍸 Cheers!

  • Reply
    Ben Myhre
    October 18, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Some of the best recipes only have a few ingredients… this looks very nice.

    • Reply
      October 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Ben you are absolutely right about that and thank you. Lots of ingredients not always enhance a recipe. I see that we share the same theme. So nice to see how you use it.👍

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