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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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Why did my cherry juice turn directly into vinegar while never being wine?

These canned, additive-free cherries are packed in their own juice, watered down. I previously left this juice in a plastic water bottle while drinking it, for only three days, and it became ...
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How Are Wines Blended?

My favourite wine is a blend of Gewürztraminer and Riesling which (from what I can find) seems to be exclusively made in Australia by Rosemount and Hardys. This wine is becoming harder and harder to ...
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Why is Sam Adam's high ABV beer illegal to sell in several US states?

Not even compared to absinth, even SKYY vodka has a higher ABV and we well that everywhere. The end result is a 28 percent alcohol-by-volume beer that's void of any carbonation. According to Forbes,...
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Are there any vodka cocktail recipes for someone who likes whisky/scotch?

I typically drink brown spirits, however, I have some vodka left over from a wedding party so I was wondering if there are any good vodka cocktail recipes which aren't too sweet (or have too many ...
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Has alcoholism increased? [closed]

Has alcoholism increased since prohibition days? I've seen the sales outlets for alcohol availability rise since the days of the state liquor stores. I checked the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse ...
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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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Why are spirits typically 40% ABV?

I live in France. I've found that at least cheaper (supermarket) spirits are almost always exactly 40% ABV. You can find stronger if you buy more niche or expensive alcohols like Chartreuse, but the ...
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Why is Lager/Pilsner the most common beer style for alcohol-free beer?

If one wants to buy alcohol-free beer in a supermarket, the most common beer style is Lager/Pilsner. I have never seen other styles such as alcohol-free Witbier, IPA, Stout etc. in a store, but from ...
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Do lights and music enhance a cocktail?

OK, so here I sit, in a fantastic marina (yes I live on a boat), but every Saturday and Sunday night the local cocktail bar has a rather serious disco, or should I say Saturday morning/Sunday morning (...
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Are ALL keg beer non-pasteurized?

I understand bottles or cans may or may not be pasteurized. How about Keg beer? I was under the impression that all keg beers are not pasteurized because of the volume, is that true? Are there ...
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A geek's app for one's own personal wine notes [closed]

I have kept a text file of wine notes for years. Each entry is like: Wine #1 maker and wine name Date #1: Notes and cost Date #2: Notes and cost etc. Wine #2 maker and wine name Date #1: Notes and ...
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Made from flowers?

What alcohol is made from the solely from the nectar of flowers (with no hops in it) like honey suckle? Where could I buy that? Pull a honey suckle flower inside there is about two drops of nectar ...
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How much of a spirit's flavour comes from the original fermentation?

It's my understanding that distillation produces alcohol to a very high percentage, over 90%. Obviously this doesn't leave a lot of room for flavour compounds. And indeed a lot of white spirit, such ...
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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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Where can I find open APIs with wine data (such as numerical expert rating)?

I'm looking for a wine API with basic info (producer name, name, varietal, region, expert rating, description). Wine.com seems to have deprecated their API last month. I can't find any other ones from ...
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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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Sweet finishing cabernet [closed]

About 10 years ago I had a cabernet that was dry but had a sweet finish. I've tried to find out what wine that was and have been unable to. Also online has turned up no results. Apparently this is an ...
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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 is the benefit of organic red wine?

Red wine is a rich wellspring of a polyphenol called resveratrol, which goes about as a cancer prevention agent. It shields the cells of the body from harm and avoids perpetual infections. These cell ...
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Can I re-cork a beer bottle?

If I open a bottle of Belgian beer-with a cork- drink a little then put the cork back in the bottle will the cork randomly pop or the bottle explode from any pressure?
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Would it be sexist for a beer shop to have a “selection of beer for women”?

I was on a webshop for beer and was surprised to find a "selection of beer for women". It consisted mostly of fruit-flavored beers and other sweet-type beverages such as ciders. This struck me ...
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What is the best alcoholic drink for gout patients?

I know alcoholic drinks are "restricted items" for a gout patient diet list. So just wanted to check if we have any specialist here :) Which drink is less imapct ? Beer/Wine/Other Liquors ?
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Ordering a Drink in Non-Traditional Glassware

I find drinks that are traditionally served in stemmed glasses are difficult to carry (I'm a wheelchair user). What terminology would I use if I wanted to order a drink like a martini or Manhattan ...
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What are the exact risks of drinking alcohol in a too high concentration?

It is frequently mentioned that drinks of very high ABV should not be drunk neat because of their harmful effects. Examples of such claims can be found e.g. here: What is the strongest drink in the ...
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Other than beer are there any fictional drinks that eventually became real?

While reading this question (What other beer brands began as fictional but eventually became real?), I became interested in knowing if there are any fictional alcoholic drinks other than beer that ...
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Difference between “Ale's” beer

What is the difference between "The Ale", "The Brown Ale", and the "Mild Ale" beers? The colour seems more or less the same so, is it the taste that normally is different or is the level of alcohol ...
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Why don't the French drink much Malbec?

I've always thought of Malbec as being a French wine, however when visiting France, it appears to be quite uncommon. Does anyone know why is isn't popular there?
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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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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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How many types of gin are there?

I don't mean brands, we could be here all day figuring out that list... I literally mean how many types of gin are there? I know there's dry (London) gin, and sloe gin, but are there any more? Why's ...
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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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Distilling fermented beverages to remove head without concentrating alcohol?

AFAIK, good distillers discard (or at least reduce) the head (typically the first 5%) of any primary distillation run because it is predominantly less desirable high-VOC compounds. Is distillation ...
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What liqueurs can be paired with a particular movie?

I enjoy watching movies with friends as a group and was hoping that some of you could possibly come up with a recommendation and pairing of a liqueur or two with a particular movie?
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Bold red wine which stains teeth purple

How to get specific recommendation on such a wine? I have seen this description but do not know which wine could this be.
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Right price for limited edition beer

How do I calculate the market value for a limited edition beer (1700 bottles only)? It cannot be bought anywhere anymore except from private collectors. The beer in question is the Opeth XXV ...
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What does it mean that multiple whiskey brands come from the same distillery?

Today I was looking at buying my first bottle of whiskey since I got a liquor store gift card worth of $50. I enjoy whiskey so I figured this would be nice to buy. I was looking at for example Blanton'...
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Vintage port stored on the side

Many sites state that bottles of vintage port should be stored on their side, like wine, in order to prevent the cork from drying out. However, at the bottle shop, bottles are standing upright on the ...
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Pump filtration of fruit liqueurs to get rid of cloudy sediment?

Straining through muslin cloth removes large sediment particles very quickly. The next step would be to put it through coffee filter paper but over such a large quantity, this would take an unfeasible ...
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Brewing mead with fruits

This is my first time homebrewing. I'm making mead with apples but noticed that some of the sliced apples lies above the liquid level. Do i need to push them down? Will the apple rot and spoil the ...
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100 degrees, now what to do with the wine

A week ago it was 100 degrees Fahrenheit and I don't have AC. The outcome: my newly opened 1.5 litre bottle of Merlot went bad. So I bought a new bottle of Pinot Noir and left it in the fridge while ...
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Jack Daniels - Bottle in the freezer

I have this classic bottle of Jack Daniels, 1 liter. Before serving it, I planned to chill it down a bit in a freezer (-17°C) for couple of hours. I know the alcohol freezing point is way below ...
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Why moscato sweet?

Recently I'm in love with Moscato wine. It is very sweet. Is it real wine? Attached is the brand I consumed.
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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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Besides wine, are there any alcoholic drinks associated with any religious rituals or customs?

Besides wine, are there any alcoholic drinks (beer, liquors or liqueurs, etc.) associated with any religious rituals or customs? I am deliberately not interested in wine because it is associated with ...
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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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Sediment in expired Belgian Beer

I have 3 bottles of La Chouffe Blonde Belgian Beer that is cloudy. It is out of date as of May of last year. Is it ok to drink? Theres a lot of sediment in the bottle. Can I decant or shake and drink? ...
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Wine Recommendation for Soupe au Vin?

Some years ago when I was in France, we would drink soupe au vin (wine soup) which was served extremely cold on hot summer days. Not being in France and the summer days are now getting hotter, I would ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great, yet unique tasting drink? We have all heard of rum and coke which is known as a Cuba Libre. I would like to try some other soft drinks with ...
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What is the difference between ice wine, iced wine and late harvest wines?

What is the difference, if any, between ice wine, iced wine(sometimes called frostbitten ice wine) and late harvest wines?

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