Historically, the invention of the liqueur is attributed to the monks of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, who used to produce various drinks from plants for medical experiments. Some, like Chartres and Benedictine, have survived to this day.
So what is liqueur? For most people, a liqueur is a colorful drink that decorates cocktails, or serves as a greaseft at the end of a meal. However, the truth is that this category has a huge variety of drinks.
There is a confusing selection of liqueurs. To be considered liqueur, the drink should be-
A. Based on alcohol, liqueurs can be produced from any type of alcohol, ranging from vodka, tequila, brandy, rum or whiskey.
B. The drink contains more flavors, the most common are the different fruit flavors, plants and spices, but there are many other ingredients used for this purpose.
third. The Liqueur must contain 15% alcohol, and at least 100 grams of sugar per kilo (according to European law)
In the past, they believed in medical and rehabilitative liqueurs, and most of them were marketed as such until the invention of cocktails in the 20th century.
The main countries considered to be the source of Liqueurs are:
- Holland, where Bulls has discovered a wide variety of fruit liqueurs
- France, home to many famous liqueurs in the world, such as Grand Marnier and Chartres
- Italy, where nut-liqueur liquors such as Amaretto and Frangelico are popular today. Sambuca has become popular all over the world.
The liqueur, if disposed of, the soaking or refining process, has become more and more popular for over a century. Classical liqueurs attract us because they are a piece of history, and the new liqueurs are equally intriguing. This category, very strong following its diverse base.