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Absinthe or the Green Fairy
Absinthe or the Green Fairy
Absinthe or absinth is a distilled spirit with very high alcohol content (proof) and strong anise flavoring. It is made using flowers and leaves of several medicinal plants including wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Absinthe is also often called the Green Fairy (from French "la Fée Verte") due to its pale or emerald green coloring...
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Brandy
Brandy
The word "brandy" is short for "brandy wine" (brandewijn is Dutch for burning wine). Brandy is commonly made by distilling grape wine, but can also be made from grape pomace or fermented fruit juice. Brandy normally contains about 40-60% of alcohol by volume and is usually consumed as an after-dinner drink...
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Whiskey or Whisky?
Whiskey or Whisky?
The drink's name comes from the Gaelic uisge or uisce beatha which means "water of life". The name is probably modeled on the Latin "aqua vitae". The term "whisky" is usually used for Scotch, Welsh and Canadian whiskies, while the term "whiskey" names mostly Irish-distilled spirits...
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Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle o’ Rum!
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle o’ Rum!
Rum is usually made from sugarcane molasses and juice by fermentation and distillation, and then aged in wooden (usually oak) casks. Although rum is produced in many countries all over the world (in Australia, India, Reunion Islands and others), major part of it comes from the Caribbean Region and from area along the Demerara river in Latin America...
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Some Background on Vodka
Some Background on Vodka
Nowadays vodka is extremely popular throughout the world. Although in its homelands vodka is usually drunk neat (not mixed with other beverages), its popularity in most other countries is caused mainly by its usefulness in cocktails and other mixed drinks...
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Gin or the Mother’s Ruin
Gin or the Mother’s Ruin
Gin, or Mother's Ruin (how it is sometimes referred to), is a strong alcoholic beverage made from the distillation of white grain spirit and juniper berries, which provide its distinctive and recognizable flavor. Gin is often mixed with other beverages due to its high alcohol content and very dry taste...
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Tequila - America's First Indigenous Spirit
Tequila - America's First Indigenous Spirit
Tequila is one of the most famous alcoholic drinks in US and in the whole world. Tequila has its own unique history and is really a symbol of Central-American culture...
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