Itâ€™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 â€śliqueurâ€ť comes from the Latin word â€śliquifacere,â€ť which means â€śto dissolve or melt.â€ť As early as 400 BC, the Egyptians and Greeks distilled wine to produce fortified spirits. They sweetened this concoction with cinnamon and honeyâ€”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 KahlĂşa, Baileyâ€™s Irish Cream, Limoncello, Sambuca, and JĂ¤germeister. Try one of the more unusual flower liqueurs, nut liqueurs, or herbal liqueurs to celebrate National Liqueur Day!
I don't have liquor in the house =(
Amaretto is a liqueur, right? I like that stuff!
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