Once you get past all the overly sweet, artificially flavored stuff, there’s a vast landscape of quality liqueurs and cordials just waiting to perfectly accent your cocktail. The best liqueurs are made with natural ingredients that are infused or otherwise imparted into the spirit. Liqueurs can be based on a variety of ingredients including botanicals like herbs, seeds, roots and plants, fruits, nuts, dairy, honey, spices, or beans like cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Although not new, the category of liqueurs currently gaining popularity and bartender acclaim are aperitifs and digestifs. And there’s more to them than Jagermeister. Used well, good liqueurs can take an average drink and turn it into a complex cocktail. You may be familiar with Kahlua, Grand Marnier, and schnapps but the Hooch Bartenders will show you their favorites and precisely how to use them. The liqueur section of your liquor cabinet needs a few staples and The Hooch Life helps you decide which liqueurs are the best choices for you.