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What are some popular cordials?

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Some popular cordials include amaretto, Irish cream, limoncello and crème de framboises. Amaretto is a thick, dark almond-flavored liqueur associated with Saronno, Italy. Some commercial brands contain apricot pits as well as almonds.

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You can serve amaretto on its own or add it to other mixed drinks or coffee. Irish crème contains crème and Irish whiskey along with other flavors such as coffee. You can add it to coffee or serve it on the rocks. It typically has a 15 to 20 percent alcohol content. Limoncello is an Italian cordial that originated in southern Italy. It has a hazy, yellow color and contains lemons and the oils of lemon peels and zest, combined with simple syrup. Crème de framboises is a raspberry-flavored cordial. Bartenders often add it to champagne to create a more fruity-flavored drink called a Kir Royale.

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