Flavored spirits and liqueurs are usually produced with a pre-made spirit.
Often producers will use the same neutral spirit destined to make vodka.
What are botanicals in relation to flavored spirits?
Natural ingredients such as fruits, seeds, herbs, and spices
What are the three most common ways to add flavors to spirits?
- Adding essences of natural or artificial flavors
Placing botanicals in a pot still with a spirit, heating and collecting the resulting vapors is know as?
Describe the process of maceration to create a flavored spirit.
Botanicals are added to a spirit and soaked so that their flavors come out over time. Heat can be used to speed up the process.
What would be a driving factor for producers to use essences of natural and artificial flavors to create a flavored spirit?
What type of rum is used to make a Spiced Rum?
Golden rums are typically used
How are flavors added to create Spiced Rums?
Maceration or the use of artificial flavors
A flavored spirit that has been sweetened is called
What is required by law to be classified as a Liqueur?
A minimum level of sweetness
How are flavors typically added to create flavored vodkas?
By adding the essence of natural or artificial flavors
What spirit is a flavored spirit that must have the predominant flavor of juniper?
How are flavors added to most gins?
Redistillation is used for the better gins, but the addition of natural and artificial flavoring is common.
What are some common flavorings for gin, besides juniper?
Coriander seeds, Angelica root, orris root, and citrus peel