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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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I have been given this drink as gift, but I don't know what it is?

Can anyone please tell me what this drink is?
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Which alcoholic drink can be best regarded as aphrodisiac?

Does alcohol help in sex? If so, which alcoholic drink is best act as aphrodisiac?
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Alcohol to improve blood flow?

I read an article saying alcohol improves blood flow but it does not mention which kind. What do you think about this?
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Can a can of beer keep its taste after emptied into a bottle and stored for a week?

I don't have much experience with alcoholic drinks, and how it's treated after purchase. but I know that a can of non-cold (room temp) beer can be stored for as long time before cooling in 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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Alcoholic popsicle recommendations?

Popsicles bring home the idea of warmer days and entertainment amongst friends. During our self isolation moments we want to make the best of the moment of those fun days (like being on a beach), but ...
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What are the best paid wine database APIs? (most extensive and comprehensive)

I'm looking to implement a wine database API into my app. What are the most extensive and comprehensive databases to look for? I know about Wine-searcher.com API. Has anyone any experience with it and ...
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Homemade alcohol

As you know with the ongoing corona-virus issue, the need of alcohol as a disinfectant had increased dramatically. I live in Iran, where alcohol is illegal. Nowadays, even if you can find a 100cc of ...
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Table of alcohol densities vs temperature

I'm working with a physical copy of Stevenson Reeves Practical Alcohol Tables Vol 2. I'm doing a lot of calculations that involve temperature/density changes. I am looking for a legal/paid for/online ...
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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 ...