LIQUEUR

Ingredient List:

  • Liqueur (alcohol of agricultural origin)
  • Flavours
  • Water
  • Colour (if used)
  • Sugar

LIQUEUR (15%)Nutrition information

37 Kcal / serve30ml 154 kJ

123 Kcal / 100ml  513 kJ

LIQUEUR 15% vol. 30ml Per serving size 100ml
Energy 37 Kcal
/ 154 kJ
123 Kcal
/ 513 kJ
Fat 0 0
Saturates 0 0
Carbohydrates 3g 10g
Sugars 3g 10g
Protein 0 0
Salt 0 0

Production Process

Liqueurs are made from alcohol or distillate of agricultural origin or one or more spirits / spirit drinks (or a combination of any of them), which has been sweetened and to which one or more flavours, agricultural products or foodstuffs have been added.   While flavouring substances and preparations (defined in EU legislation) are generally permitted in liqueurs, for a group of 12 named fruit liqueurs and 5 plant liqueurs only natural flavouring substances and preparations are permitted.

In general, liqueurs must contain at least 100g of sugar per litre.  For cherry liqueurs, however, the minimum is 70g / litre and for gentian liqueurs it is 80 g / litre.  Some other categories of liqueur have a higher minimum sugar content.  A further group of liqueurs, which use names such as brandy or rum but might not be made from those spirits, are subject to specific labelling requirements.

Strength

Liqueurs sold to consumers have a minimum alcoholic strength of 15% vol..

Permitted

The use of flavours (subject in some cases to specific rules) and colours.

Not allowed

Use of the name ‘liqueur’ on products that have less than 100g sugar per litre (some exceptions apply).