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|Liqueur reference||Type of liqueur||Sélection|
|Cognac||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from white grapes||Discover best cognac brandy|
|Gin||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from genever||Discover best gin|
|Rum||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from sugar cane||Discover best rum|
|Vodka||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from potato||Discover best vodka|
|Cachaca||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from sugar cane||Discover best cachaca|
|Tequila||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from agave||Discover best tequila|
|Whisky||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from cereals||Discover best whisky|
|Sake||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from rice||Discover best sake|
|Armagnac||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from white grapes||Discover best armagnac|
|Calvados||Spirits – Distilled liqueur made from white grapes||Discover best calvados|
|Liquor||Spirits – Liqueur made from fruits, seeds, spices, plants or dairy products|
The history of liqueurs
The meaning of the word liqueur: liqueurs are alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages which are drunk after the meal. They are believed to help digestion and revive guests after a long meal. Liqueurs, familiarly known as “pousse-café” in France when they are served with coffee, are also known as “rincette”, or “rince-cochon” and sometimes “digeo” by some consumers.
In the Middle Ages, alcohol was still reserved for medical use. It was mainly consumed at the end of the meal, and was a drink based on wine, sugar and spices. This beverage was called hypocras. Hypocras was therefore, the first alcoholic liqueur to exist. In the Middle Ages, the spices added to the drink were supposed to help digestion and the sugar was thought to be medicinal. Obviously, alcohol is no longer considered as medicinal.
Liqueurs and aperitif are different according to whether they are served at the end or the beginning of the meal.
Liqueurs served in gastronomic restaurants
In gastronomic restaurants, liqueurs are also offered at the end of the meal by the waiter or sommelier. Non-alcoholic drinks like café, herbal tea or infusions can be offered to help digestion.
In gastronomic restaurants, liqueurs are included in the wine list or more rarely, on the desert menu.
Sommeliers mainly propose liqueurs or spirits on their wine list when customers wish to consume an alcoholic drink as a liqueur.
These drinks include Brandy, Armagnac or Calvados for the spirits, which are mainly found in French gastronomic restaurants as they come from France. However, these reputed alcohols can also be found in many other gastronomic restaurants throughout the World.
More rarely, Whisky, Rum and Rum arrangement are consumed as a liqueur. In this case, they are mainly vintage bottles which are appreciated by customers in starred gastronomic restaurants.
Sake is also considered as a liqueur. This alcohol comes from Japan and is made from rice. Naturally, Sake is found in Japanese gastronomic restaurants.
Vodka may also be drunk as a liqueur. Of course, only the most exceptional bottles of spirits are served as liqueurs.
Some gastronomic restaurants innovate and offer more original liqueurs. with ingredients such as mint, citrus fruits and verbena liqueurs can be declined in several different creations. Rum arrangements and their variations also offer numerous possibilities for an atypical liqueur.
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