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The most important facts summarized for you:
Liqueur is generally regarded as the little, less strong brother of brandies and spirits. However, this is only partly true, as liqueurs can also have an alcohol content of a good 40% vol. The real difference between liqueurs and brandies, spirits & co. lies in the addition of sugar. The European Union even stipulates this: 100 g of sugar per liter must be included as a minimum. Exceptions are cherry liqueurs (70 g per liter) and gentian liqueurs (80 g). Incidentally, the minimum alcohol content of liqueurs is 15% by volume.
But what does liqueur actually consist of? Essentially, the alcoholic drink is always made up of three basic ingredients: Alcohol of agricultural origin, mixed with foodstuffs - either naturally produced (i.e. fruit, herbs, juices, spices, milk, eggs, wine, extracts such as essential oils, etc.) or nature-identical (i.e. substances that have the same chemical composition as an apple but have been produced artificially) and sugar.
The art of liqueur production, however, lies in harmonizing the individual flavours of the ingredients in such a way that the end result is a tasty drink. There are different approaches to this.
Liqueur can essentially be produced in two different ways: Maceration and distillation. As a rule, however, liqueurs are produced using the maceration process.
The ingredients that are to make up the liqueur are soaked in alcohol. This can either be a neutral-tasting alcohol, for example from grain, or another high-proof spirit such as rum or whisky (at Rose Valley, for example, the distiller soaks the nuts for the hazelnut liqueur in hazelnut spirit). Then they wait until the ingredients have released their substances into the alcohol.
As a rule, the macerate is simply left to stand in metal vats or wooden barrels, which can release additional aromas. However, there are also exceptions, such as percolation, in which the alcohol slowly passes through the ingredients. Sugar and water are then added to the resulting liquid in order to regulate the alcohol content to the desired drinking strength. Before the liqueur can be bottled, it is filtered.
As a rule, the ingredients for liqueurs are macerated in alcohol so that they release their aromas into the liquid.
The distillation process is rarely used and mainly produces clear liqueurs. As with brandies, a mash is prepared from the desired ingredients. The liquid is then evaporated in the still. The vapors are drawn off through the so-called spirit tube and fed into a cooler, where they condense again. The condensate, which we usually know as brandy, is then mixed with sugar and also brought to drinking strength with water.
Herbal liqueurs are considered the original form of liqueurs.
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Fruit liqueurs can be made from either whole fruit or fruit juice.
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The most popular nut liqueurs are hazelnut and walnut liqueurs.
The forerunner of egg liqueur was made from avocados.
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Cream liqueurs must not be stored in the freezer!
Coffee liqueurs are often used in cocktails such as the Espresso Martini.
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Bitter liqueurs are also often used in cocktails, as in this Negroni here. But bitter liqueurs are also popular as aperitifs.
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Liqueurs are traditionally drunk neat. Bitter and herbal liqueurs are particularly popular as an aperitif, i.e. an appetizer before a rich meal, or as a digestif after a meal.
However, you can also use liqueurs as ingredients in cocktails and for cooking and baking - or enjoy them with a filler, such as tonic water, as a long drink. Freytag's hibiscus blossom liqueur, for example, tastes excellent in this way. There are no limits to your creativity when it comes to combinations!
Depending on your taste and preferences, you can choose from creamy-sweet to sour or spicy-hot flavors for a wide variety of tastes. Taste your way through the colorful world of liqueurs and discover the variety of flavors of high-quality craft spirits! To the liqueur range
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