Liqueur is a type of alcoholic beverage that is sweet and often used as a digestif or dessert drink. It is typically made by adding flavorings, such as fruits, herbs, or spices, to a distilled spirit like brandy or vodka, and then sweetening the resulting mixture with sugar or honey.
Liqueurs come in a wide range of flavors and styles, from fruity and floral to nutty and spicy. Some common examples include Grand Marnier, Cointreau, and Kahlua. They can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or used as a key ingredient in a variety of cocktails and mixed drinks.
Due to their sweet and flavorful nature, liqueurs are often used to add depth and complexity to cocktails, as well as to balance out the stronger flavors of other ingredients. They are also a popular choice for sipping after a meal, as they are often considered to be a luxurious and indulgent treat.