The liqueur is an alcoholic beverage that is obtained by mixing a pre-existing alcohol-based with water, sugar, spices (herbs, seeds, flowers, fruit, roots …) and optionally colorants (such as caramel, for example).
They can be obtained by maceration (infusion) or distillation of an alcoholic infusion.
The distillate (or Liquor) is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the distillation of fermented vegetable substances. After the distillation, which takes place in alambicos of different structure, the distillate is brought to the desired gradient by diluting it with water.
Among the most important are those distillates based on grapes and its derivatives: the pomace (the solid part of the grape, ie peel and seeds) which are used for the distillation of grappas.