Learn more about liqueurs
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Liqueurs originated around the 13th century in Italy. Hostorical descendents of herbal medicines, liqueurs were often made by Monks, such as Chartreuse which has been made by the Carthusian Monks since the 1740s.. A sweet alcoholic beverage made from distilled alcohol that has been flavoured with fruits, creams, herbs, spices or flowers. Liqueur often contains sugar or sweetners such as corn syrup, making them a sweeter drink and can possess a dessert like flavour, making them popular choices after meals.
Traditionally liqueurs are not aged like spirits tend to be, but many have a resting period allowing flavours to be imparted to the alcohol base.
Fact: The word liqueur comes from the Latin ‘liquifacere’ which means ‘to liquefy’ or ‘dissolve.’