The term Cordial is used to describe any type of liqueur with a low alcohol, or medicinal content. It can also describe a liqueur that has been created by blending brandy with spices and herbs. A cordial is often very flavourful, has a low alcohol content, and is consumed after a meal. The reason for drinking a cordial once a meal has been finished is because the drink is a little sweeter, can work well in place of a sweet dessert, and also ties together the flavours of the entire meal. The term also describes a spirit that is sweet and has been infused with flavour.