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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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Liquor bottle puzzle in Eavesdropper comic strip

Strip 10 of the Eavesdropper comic strip shows a small bar with a sequence of seven liquor bottles on a shelf. Can you identify them? The comic strip apparently has a series of puzzles, with one ...
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Things people put in bottles of liquor or liqueur and are sold commercially?

People put the strangest things in bottles of liquor to be sold commercially. We have all probably heard of liquor stores, pubs or other drinking establishments occasionally selling tequila with a ...
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Do you recognize these foreign bottles?

Among the spirits my grandfather left behind, these four bottles caught my attention. Are they interesting or rare? Liqueur Stregga Tokay Anisette Starka
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What was the most common hard liquor of the Late Middle Ages?

Is it possible to know what was the most common hard liquor of the Late Middle Ages? I am not asking for the strongest drink in the Middle Ages, but which hard liquor was the most common during the ...
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How do Hungarians most commonly consume Palinka?

From Wikipedia: Pálinka is a traditional fruit brandy in the Carpathian Basin, known under several names, and invented in the Middle Ages. Protected as a geographical indication of the European ...
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How should one store liquors in a home bar?

In a home bar, the rate of consumption is (in theory at least...) a lot less than for a commercial bar. This means proper storage of ingredients becomes a much more important question, as bottles will ...
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Any experience making fig liqueur?

I've successfully made a black raspberry liqueur, and am doing a similar process now with fresh figs. Has anybody done that? What have your experiences been? Recipe: 1.5 cups vodka (I'm using Tito's)...
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Type of drink to order at a bar

I'm not familiar with the bar scene - I have been drinking mostly at home so that I don't have to worry about driving afterwards. However, recently I found a nice bar in the area I moved to and would ...
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Moonshiners (TV series) [closed]

Having watched a few episodes of the Discovery Channel reality-show "Moonshiners," I'm somewhat surprised about a number of things shown on there relating to making alcohol. I've been a hobby ...
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How can I determine whether infused spirits contain sugar (before buying)?

I'm sick of buying infused spirits (usually advertised in the U.S. as flavored vodkas) and discovering that they have added sugar (and often, apparently, glycerin). I have scoured labels and asked in ...
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Is it true that Rodenbach beer should be drank with a shot of cherry liquor?

I was in Libramont back when I was roaming around Belgium. And hitting a pub next to station where people were having lunch, I ordered a Rodenbach beer (http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/216/...
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Does beer cause more fatigue than liquor?

These days I drink almost as much liquor as I do beer, and it seems like beer more commonly causes sleepiness and fatigue, where liquor gives a straight up 'drunken' effect. I wonder, though, is this ...