Recipes with Liqueurs - What are Liqueurs?
What are liqueurs?
Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety
of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors.
The Alcohol content of liqueurs is not usually a distinctive feature
of these speciality liqueur drinks. Most liqueur drinks have a lower alcohol content
than spirits between 15% - 30% although some have a much higher alcohol
content up to 55%. The name derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere'
which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs
What is the
difference between Liqueurs and Spirits?
There are so many different types of Liqueurs and recipes that it is difficult to
specify precise differences. However the general differences between
liqueurs and spirits or liquors are:
Liqueur generally has a lower alcohol content
Liqueur is often sweetened with sugar, syrup or honey
Liqueur is usually infused with woods, fruits or flowers with
sugar in either water or alcohol or distilled from aromatic,
flavouring or coloring ingredients
Flavors are dissolved to make a Liqueur - they can therefore be
referred to as flavored spirits or liquor
What is the
difference between Creme Liqueurs and Cream Liqueurs?
Creme Liqueur and a Cream Liqueur are made differently - it is not just
a matter of misspelling.
Creme Liqueur has a substantial amount of sugar added resulting in
an almost syrup consistency. No Cream is added
Cream liqueur have less sugar added and always includes a quantity
of cream in the ingredients
How to serve
Liqueurs are made in
nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different
flavors and colors. This makes a liqueur an extremely versatile drink.
A Liqueur can be served:
Straight up recipes - Perfect as an after dinner drink - they are
generally served at
the rocks recipes - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and
served over ice cubes or crushed ice
Serve liqueurs with coffee recipes - float some cream on the top and
drink your coffee liqueur through the cream
Liqueurs can be mixed other mixers to create some
really good and extremely colorful cocktail recipes
Liqueurs - List of
ingredients & flavors in Liqueurs
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients!
These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts,
roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. Liqueurs may be
categorised into various types as the following list indicates:
liqueurs have distinctive flavorings added. Try out some of the great,
free liqueur recipes which are available!
Liqueurs are sometimes referred to as Cordials, which causes some
confusion. In America cordials mean a sweet, syrup like alcoholic
beverage. However, in the UK and the British Commonwealth cordials means
a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink!
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list of free Liqueur Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients.
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