Liqueur 101

Last Updated: May 21, 2024

Liqueurs are basically liquors that have been flavored and sweetened. The term is interchangeable with “cordial,” except in the U.K., where cordial can also just refer to a sweet, non-alcoholic liquid. But because the wide world of liqueurs contains so very many flavors, it’s useful to know a bit about the basic structure—and purpose—of a liqueur.

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