Liqueur is an alcoholic drink, usually with a sweet taste and a relatively low percentage of alcohol, produced from distilled spirit that was added a variety of ingredients - fruits, cream, different types of nuts, honey, chocolate and more, and then bottled with added sugar or other sweetener. Liqueurs do not usually undergo through an aging process, but they “rest” for a certain period of time to allow the various ingredients to blend with the alcohol. The source of the word liqueur comes from Latin word “Liquifacere” which means - to liquefy. You can serve liqueur in many ways - neat, with added ice, with coffee, as a cocktail base or even in desserts.
A little bit about liqueurs
Liqueurs are made using fruit extracts, mostly herb or cream based.
Most liqueurs contain at least 10% sugar, their sweetness make them a great basis for cocktails.