The range of the world’s liqueurs is vast and all-encompassing, and ranges from complex, crafted liqueurs which are excellent neat or over ice, to liqueurs intended as cocktail mixers. Nearly every country in the world makes liqueurs, and nearly every plant, fruit, spice, herb, flower and spirit is used in their production. A liqueur is essentially any alcoholic drink bottled with added sugar. By European law, liqueurs are spirit based, and be of at least 15% alcohol by volume, with at least 100g sugar per litre. Liqueurs are often flavoured with fruits, nuts, spices, herbs, flowers, cream, peppermint or even chocolate.