Distilled beverages with added flavorings and relatively high
sugar content are generally referred to as compound beverages.
Liquer A liqueur is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often flavored
with fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, roots, plants,
barks, and sometimes cream. The word liqueur
comes from the Latin word liquifacere which means
"to dissolve." This refers to the dissolving of the
flavorings used to make the liqueur. Liqueurs are not
usually aged for long periods, but may have resting
periods during their production to allow flavors to
blend. There are many categories of liqueurs
including: fruit liqueur, cream liqueur, coffee liqueur,
chocolate liqueur, schnapps liqueur, brandy liqueur,
anise liqueur, nut-flavoured liqueur, and herbal
liqueur, depending upon the flavouring agents used.
Gin Gin is a spirit flavoured with juniper berries. Distilled
gin is made by redistilling white grain spirit which has
been flavoured with juniper berries. Compound gin is
made by flavouring neutral grain spirit with juniper
berries without redistilling and can be considered
flavoured vodka.The most common style of gin,
typically used for mixed drinks, is London dry gin.