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What is “Five Fruits” in this 1920s cocktail recipe?

From Shake 'Em Up! A Handbook of Polite Drinking (1930), page 46: GIN PUNCH NUMBER ONE 2 quarts of grapefruit juice 2 quarts of gin and one quarter cup of Five Fruits or Grenadine Keep the punch in ...
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Can a kiwano melon become alcohol?

Could someone make wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) from kiwano melons aka horned melons? Like, if you needed to make alcohol and the only prominent fruit is kiwano, could you make it work? In ...
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What's the difference between Amaretto and Crème de Noyaux?

Both Amaretto and Crème de Noyaux are sweet almond-flavored liqueurs. My understanding is that Crème de Noyaux is typically red, whereas Amaretto is usually brown. Other than the obvious difference ...
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Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

One time, I had a bad experience with vodka; I drank a very excessive amount in one night. As a result, I can no longer drink vodka or even smell it with out getting queasy / sick. This was several ...
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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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Can drinking 45ml of spirit (40%) per day affect your health?

Based on this question How much actual alcohol is safe to drink per day? we can see The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism suggests no more than 4 drinks per day, and no more than 7 ...
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Why is this wine so expensive?

Online, this wine is $400. At Cibo in Coral Gables, it's $2100. Yep, $2100, sir. Don't forget the tip, ma'am. Does this wine taste like white truffle? what's up? https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/...
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Maturation process in casks

I’m curious about the cleaning process of casks before a distillery transfers its whisky to mature/age. To use one of the popular names, just as an example, before Macallan transfers its whisky into a ...
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How do I remove the smell of sulphur from my elderflower wine?

My wine is fully brewed. My hydrometer states that definitely. The issue is that it smells of eggs or similar. I do not want to put it in an aging barrel. So, how do I remove the smell of sulfur from ...
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Sealed beer can doesn't feel full

I have a can of local craft brew from a smallish brewery that has some "give" when I squeeze it. According to the can it was canned about 1 month ago. Other cans in the six pack feel normal and ...
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Why are wine bottle volumes in centiliters not in liters or milliliters?

Almost every beverage bottle I have come across has it's contents' volume specified in either liters or milliliters. That is except for wine bottles which are more often than not designated in ...
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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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How do I add a smoked flavour to a red wine?

I often make wine from kits. I'm a bit bored with the flavour and would love it to taste smoky and oaky. How do I add a smoked flavour to a red wine?
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Discount Scotches in North America

Recently, I became aware that Scotch distilleries sometimes put out discount product at stores like Lidl and Aldi without an age statement, so they can turn product faster at a cheaper price. And in ...
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Who started pruning grape vines?

Does anyone know when pruning the leaves from vine first started or who by? I know it wasn't practiced until recent (last 500 years or so) but haven't been able to pinpoint who and when?
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Contradicting sayings about the order of drinking alcoholic beverages

Growing up in Europe we had a saying that said: "Bier auf Wein, das laß sein - Wein auf Bier, das rat' ich dir" Translation: Beer after wine, leave it be - wine after beer, that I recommend....
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Why are so many real ales so sweet

When I go to a pub now the choice of real ales seems to be between "bitters" that are in fact very sweet (e.g. London Pride, TT Landlord etc), or very hoppy beers. When I was a lad you could get ...
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What cocktails are named, created or in some other sense may be used by Catholics to celebrate their liturgical year?

What cocktails are named, created or in some other sense may be used by Catholics to celebrate their liturgical year? I am looking for cocktails named after saints or liturgical feasts or important ...
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Is it safe to store an open beer in a sealable cup in the refrigerator?

I was given a large can of beer. I couldn't finish it so I poured it into a sealable coffee cup and put it in the refrigerator. Is it safe to drink?
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What does it mean if a wine is an “ex-domaine?”

I believe this is a fairly simple question so I'm writing a lot here so the quality filter will allow me to post. I'm not sure what else to say besides the wine is listed as a variety (i.e. ...
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Why is the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA so expensive?

I enjoy a good Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA, it is the only beer I can casually drink at home and it actually gives me a buzz, but I am curious as to why does it have such a high price point?
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Are syringes food grade?

I’ve been tired of storing opened bottle wines and having to have the same one the next day plus the day after that (and find out it’s sour). So I’m thinking about syringes as they easily suck the ...
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Can modern distilling techniques produce quality Scotch in significantly less time?

My brother-in-law is opening a distillery in Canada, which has got us discussing whisky on the regular. And by the sounds of it it looks like there are certain techniques that can be used these days ...
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Is it weird that I like my red wines slightly chilled? [duplicate]

Is it weird that I like my red wines Slightly chilled? Or is this normal? I constantly hear that we should be drinking reds at “room temperature."
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Why Fox Grape wines (like Izabella/Isabella) are forbidden on EU market?

Why Fox Grape wines (like Izabella) are forbidden on EU market? Or it seems like they are forbidden. Isabella and its blends mostly gone in those two decades in Balcans after they have joined EU. ...
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Why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and French one are so different?

Why New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and French one are so different? Like they would be two different grapes.. And this difference is stable. Or may be this is false and there are French Sauvignon Blanc ...
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Acidity regulation of home made wine, berry wine or cider?

What are methods to regulate acidity of home made wine after it is become "a little bit too acid"? Somehow remove acid (especially acetic acid) or transform one acid to another (weaker, softer) ...
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Why do you call some wines by region and other wines by grapes varietal?

Why do you call some wines by region and other wines by grapes varietal? What is the reason behind?
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What is the official way to drink a boilermaker?

I've had an Irish car bomb (which is dropping a shot of Jamesons into a glass of Guiness and drinking them together) and I believe that is considered a boilermaker. I've done a shot of Jack Daniels ...
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How long will red wine last after pouring it into a glass

I read a lot that opened wine bottle can last about 3 to 7 days when it is stored well in the refrigerator, but I want to know how long it will last in a glass?
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Lemon Juice Producing Colloid in Everclear

Thanks in advance for your help. I like making a lot of sours based cocktails, but don't do so often enough to keep fresh juice on hand/don't like powdered sour mix. I thought I would try making a ...
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Cotton Candy grapes (wine)

Has any attempt been made to produce wine(s) using Cotton Candy Grapes? (Also curious what such a wine would taste like.)
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Why is red wine often paired with red meat?

When we think of red meat we usually think of a heavy meal, right? Well that's kinda what red wine represents in the wine world... Once again I ask: Why is red wine often paired with red meat?
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Is wine dryness or sweetness due to grape variety?

What divides a dry wine from a sweet wine is the level of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation?
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In which country might you find a scorpion in your wine?

In which country might you find a scorpion in your wine? Every country has its own tradition to serve wine; someone asked me that question but I didn't find the answer yet.
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What is the technical name for the stopper used to seal a barrel of beer or wine?

Most fermenting vessels require a stopper to hold an airlock in place or seal it up while moving so what is the technical name of that stopper?
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How do you know if wine has gone bad?

Which smells indicate that wine/beer is bad?and can it have any negative effect on health?
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National Wine Registry (USA)

Is there a US National Wine Registry of vineyards, varieties, and vintages? Would I really have to contact every vineyard in America to get this information?
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Which temperature should be recommended in serving wine?

Every wine has its own temperature of serving so how we will predict the best temperature for serving wine or at which best temperature it should be served?
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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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Smoked wine recommendation?

Smoked wines have been around since Roman times. In fact, the Romans had a special chamber for smoking wines called a fumarium. A fumarium was a smoke chamber used in Ancient Rome to enhance the ...
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Human body parts in a cocktail?

Human body parts in a cocktail? It is a question that seems to come out of The Twilight Zone. Up in the Yukon (Canada) there existed (exists) a cocktail made with a real severed human toe called ...
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Pre-chilled spirits - is there a content difference?

Normally I would add ice to a glass, then a piece of lime, pour (in my case) gin over the ice, then top it off with tonic. However, a friend of mind chills their gin in the fridge, but also pours ...
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Are there alcohol free spirits and how would they taste like?

There are alcohol free beer and wine, so are there any alcohol free spirits? I know that dealcoholization would make the beer or wine lose its flavor and for spirits the loss would be even larger ...
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Does it make sense to store hard liquor in the freezer?

I usually see bars keeping spirits at the room temperature. However, I have heard that some people tend to keep them in the freezer. Alcohol doesn't freeze, and having ice cold spirits readily ...
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Ice cubes in rum

I drink my rum straight. Recently was sipping on a glass of rum and a mate poured some cubes (before filling the rum) into his glass. If this is not the same difference of opinions vis a vis whiskey ...
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What are tannins in wine? [closed]

How we can classify tannins used in making of different wines like white wine and red wine on the basis of wood tannins and grape tannins?
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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

Is this true: Distilled alcohol such as gin, vodka, scotch, whisky and rye are produced from fermentation and distillation of wheat, barely or rye. The distillation process separates the ...
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Why is not sake freezing in the freezer but on the air after serving?

I found interesting video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFSWTHhVdqE, with pouring sake that freezes in the glass at room temperature. How is it possible? Why it is not possible to make ice crystals ...

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