Liqueurs 

Liqueurs

Liqueurs are historical descendants of herbal medicines; they were made in Italy as early as the 13th century and were often prepared by monks (e.g. Chartreuse).

Nowadays, liqueurs are made worldwide and are served in many ways: by themselves, poured over ice, with coffee, mixed with cream or other mixers to create cocktails, etc. They are often...

Liqueurs are historical descendants of herbal medicines; they were made in Italy as early as the 13th century and were often prepared by monks (e.g. Chartreuse).

Nowadays, liqueurs are made worldwide and are served in many ways: by themselves, poured over ice, with coffee, mixed with cream or other mixers to create cocktails, etc. They are often served with or after a dessert. Liqueurs are also used in cooking.

Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers in either water or alcohol and adding sugar or other items. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents. Anise liqueurs have the interesting property of turning from transparent to cloudy when added to water: the oil of anise remains in solution in the presence of a high concentration of alcohol, but crystallizes when the alcohol concentration is reduced; this is known as the ouzo effect.

Layered drinks are made by floating different-colored liqueurs in separate layers. Each liqueur is poured slowly into a glass over the back of a spoon or down a glass rod, so that the liquids of different densities remain unmixed, creating a striped effect.

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  • Tunel de Mallorca

    ORIGINS 

    Legend has it that Ramon Llull, a 14th century Majorcan writer and philosopher, introduced the process of distillation in Europe, something that he learnt during his many travels in the Arab world.

    The origin of Túnel de Mallorca goes back, like many European herbal liqueurs, to an old monastic tradition. Through times, priests and pharmacist have studied the medicinal benefits of the herbs, and drinking these distillations became a pleasant habit for many people.

    Túnel de Mallorca follows a family tradition as well as offering a top quality product.

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