Spirits are distilled beverages that contain ethanol and water. The term “spirit” refers to the fact that these beverages are distilled, which means that they have been concentrated through a process of heating and cooling. Spirits are typically made from fermented fruit or grain, and they can range in alcohol content from around 20% to 95%. Common types of spirits include vodka, rum, whisky, and tequila. While spirits can be enjoyed on their own, they are also often used as an ingredient in cocktails.