According to EU spirits law, this is usually a viscous one spirit, by flavoring of ethanol or one distillate of agricultural origin or from spirits. The alcohol content must be at least 15% to 40% who as invert sugar reported sugar content must be at least 100 g / l (exceptions are gentian liqueur with 80 g and cherry liqueur with 70 g / l). The term "-creme" with a leading name of the fruit such as "grape cream liqueur" is liqueurs with a minimum sugar content of 250 g / l and Cassis (Crème de Cassis) reserved for black currant liqueurs with at least 400 g / l.
Liqueurs are generally allowed to be natural and identical to nature flavorings be transferred. These include pineapple, anise, egg yolk, blackberry, cassis (black currant), gentian, raspberry, mint, cherry and pepper, Liqueurs are also often served for dessert at the end of a meal, which is why they belong to the group of Dessert wines be counted. They are also more alcoholic and digestive digestif popular. With dry aged wines likörige Grades are usually not intended and are rated negatively; an exception is that fortified wines, Well-known liqueur brands are Advocaat (egg liqueur), Amaretto, Baileys (whiskey and cream), Curaçao, Cointreau (orange), Creme de Cassis, Drambuie (Malt whiskey ) Grand Marnier ( cognac ) and Maraschino (cherry).
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Liqueurs: Gölles GmbH - Riegersburg Austria