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Refreshing Licor 43 balón cocktail

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Most cocktails have one thing in common? They are sweet. I do not have a sweet tooth but a cocktail I like. This cocktail is based on the Spanish Licor 43. One ultra sweet drink that mixed tastes great. 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!

Licor43 balon side

Licor 43 is a Spanish drink made with 43 ingredients. I can’t determine the ingredients but contains at least citrus and vanilla. The consistency is rather thick and almost syrup like.

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. You start with a large glass and add ice cubes to the rim. Then 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.

Licor43 balon side II

That is why I poor the remainder of the glass with about 80 to 90 ml of sparkling water. I use San Pellegrino as it has a nice soft taste even if it is just sparkling water. For decoration purposes I add slices of lemon and slices of orange.

Licor43 balon portrait III

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.

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

Refreshing licor 43 balón cocktail

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: 2 minutes Cooking Time: 2 minutes

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.

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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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