I realize that the last message on this thread was 7 months ago, but I have a reason for asking this. I was able to spend 6 weeks traveling around Europe during the summer of 1981. While there, I found some relatives of mine in Celle, Germany and spent 5 days with them. They served me an alcoholic beverage that tasted to me just like an alcoholic Ludens Cherry Cough Drop. He said that it was from Denmark. He used the term ölig (pronounced close to ER-lig) which means "oily" in German to describe it. It wasn't the consistency of water, but it wasn't quite as thick as a cordial. After about 1 1/2 glasses of it, I could tell that I was going out. I had only had my first beer a few weeks earlier at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich.My Mom just reminded me there is a Danish and German version of this called Rumtopf (aka Rum Pot)....fruit, sugar, and a high proof rum.