Liqueurs are flavoured alcoholic beverages that are high in sugar.
Herbal liqueurs have a strong herbal flavour, are high in alcohol and taste like medicine. Spice liqueurs are sweetish, moderately high in alcohol and usually taste of a single spice used as the main flavouring. Arrack punch is a liqueur flavoured with arrack that has a strong taste and resembles rum. You can discern notes of mint, tar, anise, nuts, coffee, vanilla, medicinal herbs, arrack and salty liquorice in these liqueurs.
Herbal and spice liqueurs are commonly served as shots or in mixed drinks.
Herbal and spice liqueurs are served chilled on their own, mixed with soft drinks or other non-alcoholic drinks, and in cocktails.
Liqueurs are served chilled, at 10–12°C.
The flavours of liqueurs are created using flavour extracts, flavour distillates or ethereal oils. The flavouring agents are added to a base spirit, which can be a neutral spirit or some other distilled alcoholic beverage. Fruits, wine, eggs, cream or milk can also be used to enrich the flavour and structure.