Unlike wine or other beverages, such as the finished spirits, liqueurs are produced in a short period of time, dependent upon the length of time required to create the flavored blend and they are not aged. Some of the common types of fruit liqueurs include apple, banana, blackberry, cherry, currant, lemon, melon, peach, pear, plum, raspberry. Candied flavors include anise and peppermint. Herb flavors include ginger and mixed herbs. Common nut or seed flavors include almond, caraway, hazelnut, and others. A liqueur can be served as an after dinner drink, as a combination of blends served as a cocktail, or used as flavorings for a variety of desserts. Alcohol content ranges from 50 to 110 proof in liqueurs. Also referred to as cordials.