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Is it possible to make a mock Chartreuse liqueur?

The Grande Chartreuse, just north of the city of Grenoble, France has been making Chartreuse since 1737 and is made with 130 herbs, plants and flowers. Talk about drinking to your health, some say ...
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Irish Cream Liqueur chemistry

Among Irish Cream liqueurs, particularly lower-shelf than the big names, do any use an all-out unrefrigerated-single-serve-coffee-creamer approach to achieving shelf stability, i.e. tetrasodium ...
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Is it possible to identify this bottle and its contents?

My brother-in-law received this bottle while in a soccer recruit tryout in Yugoslavia(?) around 6ths year 2000. We haven't been able to identify it by anything on the label. It was opened, I think it ...
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Is there an online and/or English-language version of the “Jiǔmíngjì” 酒名記?

I was reading Peter Kupfer's scholarly piece Amber Shine and Black Dragon Pearls: The History of Chinese Wine Culture (June 2018). During the Song Dynasty (960–1279), it says, large amounts of ...
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Origin of the “lick, sip, suck” tequila shot technique

I was browsing through Here's How (1928), a Prohibition-era collection of cocktail recipes, and found something surprisingly familiar on page 48. The Swiss Itch Invented by one James Norton of ...
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What is the regulatory process of being able to produce and sell an alcoholic drink in South Africa commercially?

We have started producing small batches of a unique honey mead that is doing well in small to large stall type markets. What are the steps that need to be followed in order to get a license to ...
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Is it normal for Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps to taste like acetone?

I have consumed very little alcohol in the last 20 or so years, so my taste-buds and tolerance are like a young person. Someone gave me a bottle of Black Haus. It has a nice blackberry flavor, but ...
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Found brewing grains in a bunch of paper bags - can I use them?

Found a bunch of specialty grains I'd intented for a beer but lost to time. They've been in brown paper bags for well over a year. Is it worth using them at all for a small batch or has time/air ...
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Are there any public APIs that will help determine the legality of a location to get Beer-Wine-Spirits delivered?

Am after APIs that will in real-time help me understand by way of providing such APIs with the following inputs: Store/Location Address/Geocoordinates of the location Customer Address for receiving ...
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Mash overflows and lid comes off distiller

I've got a store bought distiller, this is my second time using it. The first time I put homemade wine & made some nice Brandy. This time I have a all-grain mash which has been fermenting for 5 ...
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Trying to find out more about this John Exshaw bottle

I just found two bottles of Exshaw. The reason I bought them was because someone close to me used to drink this (years ago). I got a pretty good bargain on them so just went with it. When I opened ...
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How to increase pH in a cocktail?

I've recently become fascinated by the use of butterfly pea blossoms to add colour to alcoholic drinks. (Yes, I've been watching How To Drink on YouTube). It acts as a natural pH indicator--add lemon ...
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Is there any good local gin or whiskey produced in South Korea?

When travelling I try to bring back home spirits from places I visit, mostly gin and whiskey. I will be soon travelling to South Korea (Seoul and Busan), and I am trying to find out about the local ...
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Paw Paw 'Brandy' with slight blue cast

I'm working on recipe development for a Paw Paw 'brandy' and have had a slight blue cast to the product. Can anyone weigh in on the outcome? Thank you
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Name of a cocktail with orange peel+coconut+lime

Last night, I asked bartender for a cocktail based on orange peel. Then he made a cup of cocktail with orange peel & coconut & lime. It was off sweet taste. He told me the name of cocktail ...
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Something similar to Don Julio 1942

We love this tequila but can't find it anywhere any more. Can somebody recommend something similar? 1942 pays homage to the year Don Julio González began his tequila-making journey. Produced in ...
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Has anyone tried infusing Torani sugar free syrup?

I'd like to make a cocktail recipe I found which uses a Ginger Cardamom Simple syrup, but I can't take all that sugar. I typically use Torani's Sugar free syrup for drinks (which uses Splenda and some ...
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When and how was the Estonian cocktail the Hammer and Sickle invented?

I know it's made from 1/4 Vana Tallinn and 3/4 Sparkling Wine (or Champaign) but I've spent ages trying to find out where and how it started. Does anyone claim to have invented it? What is the ...
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Drinkability for NV wines in Cellartracker

On www.cellartracker.com you can declare which wines you have purchased and their vintage, etc. There is also a "drinkability"/"drinking window" field where you can recommend when a particaular wine ...
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Which other wines taste similar to Georgian Khvanchkara?

Khvanchkara is a red wine of Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli grapes from a region with the same name in Georgia. As being mentioned in Wikipedia: Khvanchkara is a high-end, naturally semi-sweet red wine ...
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When was non alcoholic wine first invented?

I am trying to find out when in history grape juice or non-alcoholic wine was first used? Any ideas?
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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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Health Issues Associated with Budweiser Prohibition?

After treading into the world of non-alcoholic beer, and moving away from alcohol altogether I've discovered that there are distinct disadvantages from drinking beer that still has a 0.5% ABV - most ...
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What effect does brandy have on blood pressure?

I've heard that Brandy can have an impact on blood pressure, but mixed responses of lower or higher feelings in the human body. What exactly does it do? Does the direction of the effects change over ...