A liqueur is an alcoholic beverage which is made by mixing spirits with fruits, nuts, herbs or other flavouring elements along with a decent amount of sugar, giving them their sweet taste.
Historically, liqueurs were used as a medicine for stomach ailments. As these medicines had an awful taste, they were sweetened with honey. All liqueurs consist of the following constituents:
The base spirits (usually a neutral grain spirit, rum, gin, vodka, tequila, brandy);
The flavouring agent (herbs, spices, fruits);
The sweetener (honey, sugar);
Colourings ingredients (optional).
Liqueurs play an important role in making the drink. They come in many flavours and can last quite a long time.
5 types of Liqueurs
Popular examples include Germany’s Barenjager that's prominently used in cocktails Pink Hone Martini and Honey Dew Me Shooter.
Popular examples of orange Liqueurs include Cointreau, Triple Sec, Grand Marnier.
Irish Cream Liqueur
This beverage has the taste of cream with notes of caramel and fruit. The best representative of Irish Cream is Baileys.
This is a combination that includes two most popular drinks - alcohol and coffee. Examples: Kahlua, Leopold Bros, Lockhouse Revolution.
The most popular examples of Anise-Flavored Liqueurs are Absinthe, Ouzo and Mistra, Sambuca, Pastis.
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