One very old types of liqueur is Chartreuse, created by monks in the French Alps. Today they still produce the Elixir de Chartreuse (71% ABV), as well as a number of other products (green Chartreuse, yellow Chartreuse, Chartreuse VDP [long aged], etc). Other examples include Jagermeister, Benedictine, Galliano and others. Fruit liqueurs
The original fruit liqueur was Curaçao, which used oranges from the same island mixed with orange blossom and other flavorings. Orange Curaçao is perhaps the most well-known of the modern-day fruit liqueurs. More examples of fruit liqueurs include Italian limoncello and Maraschino. Crème de cassis is flavored with black currents, and sloe gin is flavored with sloe berries from the blackthorn bush (sloe plums). Southern Comfort is blended with peach liqueur. Whisky liqueurs
Another traditional style, this includes Drambuie and Southern Comfort, and Rock ‘n Rye among other liqueurs.Seeds, nuts, and kernels
Many different seeds and nuts are used to flavor liqueurs. The first was Kümmel, dating back to 1575. Anisette also belongs to this category, as does Amaretto (using bitter almond oil and apricot pits), Kahlua and Tia Maria (coffee flavored) and others.Cream liqueurs
Bailey's Irish Cream was the first and is still very popular. Although this category is growing slowly at best, it still retains a large share of this market.
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