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October 16, 2011 is National Liqueur Day

Posted by on Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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October 16, 2011 is

National Liqueur Day

It’s National Liqueur Day! A liqueur is a strong alcoholic beverage that has been sweetened with herbs, fruits, nuts, cream, or spices. Liqueurs are traditionally served as after-dinner drinks or mixed with coffee.

The word “liqueur” comes from the Latin word “liquifacere,” which means “to dissolve or melt.” As early as 400 BC, the Egyptians and Greeks distilled wine to produce fortified spirits. They sweetened this concoction with cinnamon and honey—a combination that we still use today to create mead. In the thirteenth century, European monks and alchemists perfected the distillation process used to create liqueur. The liquid was primarily used for medicinal purposes.

Today, there are countless types and flavors of liqueur. Some of the most famous include Kahlúa, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Limoncello, Sambuca, and Jägermeister. Try one of the more unusual flower liqueurs, nut liqueurs, or herbal liqueurs to celebrate National Liqueur Day!

by on Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Oct. 16, 2011 at 1:08 PM

I don't have liquor in the house =(

JeniGirl76
by on Oct. 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

 Amaretto is a liqueur, right? I like that stuff!

Jennifer )O(


 

LovelyLauren55
by on Oct. 16, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Lame Holiday 

mom2gr8tgirls
by on Oct. 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM
Mmm...black raspberry liqueur with lemonade...
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