Liquor . Liquor,also known as spirits,is an alcoholic beverage made ofgrains or other plantsthat are fermented into a potent drink. Though a few others fall into this category,it’s generally accepted that six types of distilled spirits are liquors: brandy,gin,rum,tequila,vodka,and whiskey.
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How are spirits and liquors made?
Spirits and liquors are all created using a millennium-old process called distillation. While many of the ingredients and processes vary dramatically, they all rely on this ancient process.
What is alcohol made of?
The type of alcohol in the alcoholic drinks we drink is a chemical called ethanol.To make alcohol, you need to put grains, fruits or vegetables through a process called fermentation (when yeast or bacteria react with the sugars in food – the by-products are ethanol and carbon dioxide). What is fermentation?
What is chocolate liquor made from?
Chocolate liquor is produced from ground cacao beans. The term is synonymous with cacao mass, baking chocolate, cocoa liquor, cocoa mass, and legally, even just 鈥渃hocolate.鈥?Is there alcohol in chocolate liquor?
What is a liqueur?
As explained in What is a Liqueur?, liqueurs combine a base spirit or 鈥渓iquor鈥?with various natural flavoring ingredients. Unless a specific base spirit is indicated, you can usually be safe in assuming that it is a neutral or grain based spirit.