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How the idea of 30 ml, 60 ml and 90 ml drinks get started?

Where did the idea of pouring 30 ml, 60 ml or 90 ml in drinks begin. Is there a theory or scientific reason behind it? Have gone through this post: Peg (unit) from Wikipedia, but it does not help me. ...
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Prophecies involving alcohol?

When we read the Life of Nostradamus, we come across a rather strange little prophecy. Put in a short manner, it states that whoever drank from the skull of Nostradamus would inherit his incredible ...
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Rakija – a moonshine from the Balkan

I heard something about the moonshine called “rakija“, which is strongly represented in the Balkans. So my questions are: What kinds of rakija do exist? How are the made? How strong is rakija (how ...
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Beer is banned in my state. How can I make beer at my home?

I am living in Germany, I am addicted to beer, but if I go back to my country, I couldn't find the beer or any alcohol products at my state, because beer and alcohol are banned. Is there any way, I ...
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Can alcohol (ethanol) exist in nature without the intervention of man?

The other day, I came across this article: Chimpanzees found routinely drinking alcohol in the wild. In this article, David Mercer claims that "Primates in Guinea drank fermented palm sap using a ...
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How do I make red wine vinegar from red wine (or clear vinegar from white wine)?

I have a bottle that has been standing opened in room temperature for a while, and has become a bit sour. How do I make it into vinegar? How long time does it take? Any precautions/...
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What is the most expensive alcohol / drink (per unit) in the world?

What is the most expensive legally available alcohol / drink in the world (per unit)? And why does it command the price?
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How to avoid egg white being cooked in drinks?

So, i love to drink Peruan Pisco sours. You make these with Pisco, lemon juice, sugar and egg's white. You are supposed to shake the drink. However, every time i make this drink, i end up with little ...
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Eat bread before drink beer make you drunk less?

My friends says if you eat some bread it will absorb the alcohol and make you high less. is it true?
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How prominent were drinking (alcohol) establishments in the Middle Ages?

I am interested in knowing how popular were drinking establishments (or more commonly known as taverns) in Europe during the Middle Ages (5th-15th century)? Did they exist during the entire Middle ...
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Maraschino cherry - can I use an alternative?

Just recently I have got into cocktails. But I am finding it hard to find the right cherries so offset my designs. The Maraschino cherry is the classic but what else is there to make my cocktails ...