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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

You could just keep your vodka/gin in the freezer, and mix it with vermouth. Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini? Ice just waters it down -- and if you do wish to dilute your drink,...
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Do cognacs "imported from France" have added sugar?

Wikipedia says: Some brandies have caramel colour and sugar added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging. I wonder how one might know which ones do and do not have added sugar? Would buying only ...
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Campari or Aperol - the sweeter one?

Campari or Aperol - which is sweeter or maybe less bitter than the other one?
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Is vodka made for exportation generally less good?

I am quite new to vodka and I wonder if their target market plays a role on any aspect of their craft that can affect their taste. Do you know, based on you experience I guess, if the vodkas made for ...
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Does barrel aging add sugar to liquors?

Wikipedia says: Some brandies have caramel colour and sugar added to simulate the appearance of barrel aging. My question is: Does real barrel aging add sugar to liquors, and if so, how much? Is the ...
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How can I figure out what a beer tastes like based on the name (i.e. before ordering/trying it)?

I am a relative newbie in terms of drinking... I don't know too much about different types of beers (or different types of other alcohols). I only drink occasionally, so when I find something I like, ...
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Propagating a Beer Yeast Culture to other applications

How much of an impact do yeasts strains have on their [beer] products? Is this a significant game changer? I want to craft delicious fermented foods. Beer, bread and pizza are a few of my motives. I ...
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

Group of hunting buddies here in BC, are planning have a Sasquatch Day barbecue on October 20! October 20 is the anniversary of the alleged Patterson–Gimlin film of a real Bigfoot. Hoping to start a ...
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Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one?

There's this bottle of Blue Label and I wanted to know if it's a limited edition?
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Is it appropriate to request a bottle of wine at the table upon arrival at a dinner reservation?

I'm making reservations at a nice place on the bay where I'm going to go on a date. I'm at the point in the online reservation where I can write requests in a text field. Is it appropriate to request ...
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Why does/should my bartender let the ice cube sit before pouring?

Among the greater joys in my life is the recent opening of a whiskey bar within walking distance of my house, and I'm now a regular at said bar, tasting and experimenting different ways of enjoying ...
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What are good alcohol-free staples to include in a home bar?

I love entertaining and try to keep our home bar stocked with liquors needed for the most commonly requested cocktails. I also try to keep beer, wine, soda, and seltzers on hand when I know people ...
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How can I prevent beer cans from exploding?

My partner and I heard a loud pop one evening that we assumed was a car backfiring in front of our home. It turns out that noise was a can of beer in a case I had ordered for a virtual tasting event ...
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Is it appropriate to substitute Kahlua in lieu of Patron XO Cafe?

I have a cocktail recipe that calls for Patron XO Cafe. I try to avoid buying bottles of super speciality liquors if I don't anticipate I'll use them frequently. I do have Kahlua on hand which I know ...
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Ways to avoid Skunked beer?

Before the craft beer craze, most consumption was mass produced bottles and cans that seemed to last forever. New England or "Hazy" IPAs tend to have a short shelf life of less than 2 months....
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What is the name of the Scottish Brewery that makes Nanny State beer?

I have a friend who is a fellow beer aficionado who told me about a brewery in Scotland that produced a beer that had such as high ABV that the government said it couldn't be produced because that ...
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Cannibis beer vs.. Cannabis-Infused Beer

There seems to be two types of weed beers: Cannabis Beer and Cannabis-Infused Beer on the market. What is the difference between the two and what is the taste difference between the two? Bonus ...
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Does calorie count on a can of beer account for calories in the alcohol?

I was having a discussion with a friend about the amount of calories in various kinds of beer, light beers and seltzers and he said that the calorie information in the nutrition section of the can ...
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What pairs well with cannabis wine?

What pairs well with cannabis wine? Cannabis Wine: Herbs have been infused into wine since the time of ancient Greece. These aromatized wines are now even being infused with cannabis. One such ...
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What pairs well with green wine?

What pairs well with green wine? Green wine (Vinho Verde) is basically an inexpensive young wine. Vinho Verde (literally 'green wine') refers to Portuguese wine that originated in the historic Minho ...
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Pairing sweet wine with dessert

A rule of thumb I've heard concerning pairing (sweet) wine with (sweet) desserts is that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert. For some references, see e.g., here or here. So suppose I'm ...
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Different physiological effect of beer and wine?

I wonder if it's possible for beer to cause you to be sleepier than wine with the same amount of alcohol in it? And if so, what would be the cause?
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Johnnie Walker Green vs Gold Label?

I drink Johnnie Walker Blue Label and I didn't fell the alcohol burning my mouth. Is it similar with Green and Gold Label? Which one of these two has a better "alcohol burn" hidden?
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Equal Parts Cocktail Measurement

This question may be quite basic. How do I properly measure ingredients of a Negroni? Equal parts of each ingredient. Is it one cap (cocktail shaker cap) of each? Or equal in terms of mL. Using my ...
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What spirit goes best with lasagna?

My mom's favorite dinner is lasagna with salad, garlic bread, and cheese cake. I make this for her every twice a year; her birthday and Mother's day. What spirit goes best with this dinner?
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Which single malt Scotches have improved over the last 20 years?

There seems to have been a consistent trend across many distilleries towards a poorer product over the last 2 decades. A case in point is Laphroaig 10yo. In the late 90s I was a regular drinker of ...
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Price per Alcohol content of beer formula?

Price per Alcohol content of beer formula Can someone post the formula for the problem of finding an equation to determine the price of the alcohol content in a beer? I've been trying to figure it out ...
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When some one uses "sweet" to describe Blanc de Noir Brut Champagne, what does it really mean?

A friend of mine really enjoyed a glass of Champagne at a restaurant back two years ago, and described it as "sweet" and "smells good". Based on other clues and after many ...
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Health Effects of Drinking Slowly

I really like the flavor of dark beer, but I hate getting buzzed. Thus, I have developed the habit of drinking a single beer over the course of 1-3 days, because then I can keep my BAC low (ie. sub 0....
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Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

Is there a name for the class of cocktails where all ingredients are in equal proportions? For example, if I were to make a menu of things like a Corpse Reviver, Paper Plane, Last Word, etc. I'd like ...
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Fake Glencairn Glass?

I just purchased this Glencairn glass from Amazon and I think it may be knock-off. The etching on the bottom is different than the majority of the ones I've seen elsewhere. The ones I've seen online I ...
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Why would wine sellers need to broach the cask?

I don't know if wine merchants still broach the cask in 2021, but why would they? Aren't casks manufactured with a spigot that a seller can just turn on, as shown below? I embolded the phrase below. ...
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Do they sell powdered alcohol as a premix drink?

In the past there have been attempts to launch alcohol powder as a premix for human consumption (ie. rum flavored powder, all you need is a coke to transform in into a cuba libre). Does anyone know if ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

I know you can have whisky chasers with lager or beer, I used to have them all the time, and still do when I am on a cruiseship. However, having a chaser is not quite the same as pouring a large ...
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How can I distinguish a sipping tequila?

What are the characteristics of a sipping tequila? What should I look for except Best Sipping Tequilas of 2021 list on the Internet? Is it a special ingredient or some inscription such as reposado?
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Timing for Rum infusions

Since the quarantines and lockdowns, I have picked up the hobby of infusing alcohol. Various sources give various advice as to the length of time in which to let a "Rhum Arrangè" set... some ...
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Is there a recipe for a Kosher for Passover beer or ale?

I'm looking to do a home brew of a Kosher for Passover beer. Is there a recipe I can follow?
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How to drink layered cocktails?

Are not layered cocktails beautiful? Just look at this post's marvels! And if you want to make one, there are tons of internet references. Buuuuuut.... How do you drink them? There usually isn't a ...
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Indian Army supply of Alcoholic beverages?

Indian Army cantonments are supplied all kinds of alcoholic beverages. These supplies are only for army men. Do the drinks strengthen their guts? My question is: Are the manufacturing special and ...
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Does eating meat along with booze have any benefits?

TL;DR: Is eating meat along with booze beneficial? Or does it reduce any adverse effects of drinking? By drinking, I mean liquors like whisky, vodka or rum. I seldom drink wine. Some optional ...
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How I can confirm that scotch whisky consumed by me is a genuine high quality scotch Whisky Bought by INDIAN RUPEES

My question is about the ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES' taste? HOW do tasters decide that the genuine quality of Scotch whisky is of high quality by tasting. AND How do official testers determine ...
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Why does the Saaz hop have a German name?

As I understand the famous Saaz hop is grown in a region called Žatec in modern day Czech Republic. Why is this hop not called the Žatec hop? And why exactly is a Czech hop known by a German name? Is ...
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What is a “Boston Particular?"

What is a “Boston Particular?" When I read a book review (NY Times paywalled, unfortunately) on a history called 'America and Iran’, the review quoted the book saying: Iranians were and still ...
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Making sweet vermouth

Does anyone have a recipe for making a sweet vermouth with orange and caramel? I have looked around but there doesn’t seem to be that many recipes available on the WWW. If anyone can recommend which ...
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Can I re-use a spirits measure cup for different spirits?

I have a stainless steel jigger measuring cup for UK spirits measures, like this image: The alcohol does not seem to 'stick' to the jig cup, so is it okay to use the cup to, say, measure a gin drink ...
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Does anyone know what this vintage aluminum container was called and used for?

Hello. I found this aluminum container in a recycling bin. It is about 8 inches tall and 5 inches wide at the bottom. Someone told me its called a growler and was used to take home beer from a bar, ...
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Why is it every time I try an old expensive wine it's doesn't compare to a 25-35$ two year old wine I buy?

On special occasions friends or family have brought over expensive 20-25 year old bottles of Spanish or Italian wines to celebrate the occasion. I'm no wine expert other than going to the local Liquor ...
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Does the yeast weaken in flat beer?

Does the yeast in beer weaken when the beer is flat? I use the beer in making bread, and, since I don't drink, it sits in the fridge until I bake bread again. I'm curious whether the yeast weakens in ...
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

In my home bar, I have some tequila, rum, vodka, and bourbon. Each of these types now has two or more brands (the extras were gifts), which take up space. I'd like to keep my home bar simple and just ...
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What are some types of red wine that aren't buttery or sweet-ish?

I'm just getting into wine, and I've tried some red wines, but nothing I particularly liked. I found a few pinot noirs too sweet, and last night I had a Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon that was a bit ...

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