herbal liquor

herbal liquor

Chinese medicine
A therapeutic preparation in which chopped herbs are placed in alcohol (e.g., brandy, rum, vodka) and allowed to steep for three months to a year. Herbal liquors are believed to allow virtually complete extraction of a herb’s energies and essences, and form the basis of many of the tonics used in Chinese medicine.
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Although many of the myths surrounding absinthe have been disproved, the cloudy, herbal liquor remains illegal and can only be sold if called "Absinthe-based spirit" and made to a slightly different recipe.
The croque monsieur sandwich, brioche French toast, and moules frites--mussels with fries with an anise-flavored herbal liquor and fennel saffron cream--are sure to become favorites.
THE GERMAN company Flaminger Liquors, based in Zahna in the former East Germany, and best known for its Flaminger Jagd herbal liquor which has been a best-seller in recent years, has been placed under the control of a Berlin lawyer pending a possible declaration of bankruptcy.