What is the difference between liquor and liqueur?

Liquor Is Distilled Into Ethyl Alcohol And Water. Liqueur Is A Combination Of Distilled Beverages, Rum ect With Fruit, Syrup, ect Added. The Stuff That Makes You Real Sick. Hope This Helps The first answer is a great start but, this information may also be helpful. Liquor is a generic term for any distilled beverage. While it is required that liqueur be sweetened . The liqueur must contain at least 2.5% minimum sugar by weight. Even at 10% sugar content the liqueur is not super sweet so, on occasion the term dry may be used on the label. The sugar may come ifrom many surces some examples would be beet sugar, honey etc..