and are usually highly sweetened, there are some differences. Whileliqueurs are usually flavored with herbs, cordials are generallyprepared with fruit pulp or juices.
What is a Liqueur?
Liqueurs are sweet and, at times, creamy. Theycan stand alone, be mixed in cocktails and areoften flavored with fruits, herbs and spices. Theword
comes from the Latin word
, which means "to dissolve." This refersto the dissolving of the flavorings used to make the liqueur. Liqueurs date back centuries and are historical descendants of herbalmedicines. They were made in Italy as early as the 13th century. Today, liqueurs are made worldwide and are served in many ways:
during cooking (especially when chefs are making desserts)
poured over ice