According to EU spirits law, this is mostly viscous spirit, by flavoring from ethanol or one distillate of agricultural origin or spirits. The alcohol content must be at least 15% to 40%, which as invert sugar reported sugar content must be at least 100 g / l (exceptions are gentian liqueur with 80 gl and cherry liqueur with 70 g / l). The term "cream" preceded by the 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) for blackcurrant liqueurs with at least 400 g / l reserved.
Liqueurs may always be natural and identical with nature flavorings be offset. These include pineapple, anise, egg yolks, blackberries, blackcurrant, gentian, raspberry, mint, cherries and pepper, Liqueurs are also gladly served at the end of a meal for dessert, which is why they belong to the group of Dessert wines be counted. Likewise, they are as strong alcohol, digestive digestif popular. For dry wines are likörige Grades usually not intended and are rated negative; an exception are the fortified wines, Well-known liqueur brands are Advocaat (eggnog), Amaretto, Baileys (Whiskey and Cream), Curacao, Cointreau (Orange), Crème de Cassis, Drambuie (Malt whiskey ) Grand Marnier ( cognac ) and maraschino (cherry).