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What is the most expensive alcohol / drink (per unit) in the world?

Prices for rare or unique items are usually nearly meaningless numbers. What an item fetched at auction last week may have no bearing on what you might be able to buy it for today (possibly it would ...
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Can alcohol (ethanol) exist in nature without the intervention of man?

All fruit when crushed or rotten will have naturally occurring alcohol. As long as there is sugar, yeast and water alcohol will happen. Most commercially purchased fruit juice has a small amount of ...
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Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one?

It's not a special edition of Johnnie Walker blue label, it's just a Duty Free Edition, thus the 1 litre size. The missing "Blended" on the label comes from it's production year. It seems to ...
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Which alcoholic drink can be best regarded as aphrodisiac?

Which alcoholic drink can be best regarded as an aphrodisiac? Well that will have to depend on the person! Alcohol seems to be able to work as an aphrodisiac. However, it is strongly recommended not ...
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Rakija – a moonshine from the Balkan

Rakia or Rakija is the collective term for fruit brandy popular in the Balkans. Wikipedia has this to say about Rakija: Rakia or Rakija is the collective term for fruit brandy popular in the ...
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Eat bread before drink beer make you drunk less?

Your liver processes alcohol at a fixed rate (what that rate is depends on your tolerance, current liver function, what medications you are taking, and some genetics). So eating some food, ...
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How the idea of 30 ml, 60 ml and 90 ml drinks get started?

The British used the Imperial system of measures from 1824 and India was part of the British Empire until 1947. 1 British Imperial fluid ounce is equal to 28.41 ml, which is close to 30 ml. Maybe this ...
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How the idea of 30 ml, 60 ml and 90 ml drinks get started?

You seem to be asking two questions, I'll try to answer both although a lot of this is conjecture: Why are spirits in India poured in multiples of 30ml? This is likely due to 30ml being easy to both ...
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Maraschino cherry - can I use an alternative?

+1 for the Fabbri Amarena suggestion. Another alternative is brandy (or other spirit) soaked cherries, they are relatively easy to make which allows you to control what kind of spirits, how much ...
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Maraschino cherry - can I use an alternative?

There is the Amarena cherry was developed by Gennaro Fabbri and is a particular bitter cherry. Fabbri mixes them with a sort of jam and makes syrups with them. The sensation is like the maraschino ...
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Beer is banned in my state. How can I make beer at my home?

I suggest you read this thread in Reddit on a guy in Kyrgyzstan trying to make beer from basic ingredients and malting his own barley at home. This is what it might take to make beer from scratch. ...
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I have been given this drink as gift, but I don't know what it is?

Oh-Bal-Ju is liquor from N.Korea. (of course you can buy in S.Korea) It is made with 9 traditional Korean medicinal herb. OH means crow, Bal means hair, Ju means liquor - If you drink this, you can ...
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Do they sell powdered alcohol as a premix drink?

Do they sell powdered alcohol as a premix drink? The short answer is yes, but it is not being sold at present. Latter half of my answer shows how to make your own palcohol at home. It is so easy, so ...
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Carrying alcohol deep into the wood?

A bottle made of leather seems to have been commonly used, for example in Ivanhoe, by Walter Scott "The hermit only replied by a grin; and returning to the hutch, he produced a leathern bottle, ...
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Different physiological effect of beer and wine?

There might me several effects that lead to beer being more sleep-inducing, but one of the most important seems to be: the hops. Hops has a sedative effect and there are even papers on this topic, ...
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Homemade alcohol

To make it with "simple things that may find in any kitchen for daily needs" is not possible to my knowledge. However you can with a few pieces bits that you should be easily able to get your hands on....
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Alcohol to improve blood flow?

Alcohol relaxes your blood vessels as it is a vasodilator. That means it can improve blood flow - although the negatives far outweigh the positives and most people aren't required to take ...
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How prominent were drinking (alcohol) establishments in the Middle Ages?

The question is very broad - A lot of the answer would depend on a more specific geographical location and/or a narrower time-window. For example in France, Taverns and inns (not restaurants) were ...
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How the idea of 30 ml, 60 ml and 90 ml drinks get started?

The Standard Pour Origins To answer specifically where the idea of pouring 30ml, 60ml, and 90ml began or where it came from is not scientific, but mathematical as a result of business cost & ...
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How do I make red wine vinegar from red wine (or clear vinegar from white wine)?

First of all, let us consider what can be turned into vinegar. What you can turn into vinegar? Anything with sugar or starch can be fermented by yeast into alcohol, which can then be ...
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How to avoid egg white being cooked in drinks?

Several suggestions: On a fresh egg, remove the chalazae, the ropey bit in the white (it anchors the yolk); Use either pasteurized egg whites or powdered egg whites; Add ice only after the mixture ...
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Price per Alcohol content of beer formula?

Alcohol content is not the primary driver of the cost of beer and so unfortunately there is not formula for directly mapping the price of a beer to its alcohol content. There are a number of ...
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What are the best paid wine database APIs? (most extensive and comprehensive)

Software Engineer here (with experience in the liquor industry)... So, this is a bit of a tricky question to answer and entirely depends on what kind of data you're looking to extract. There's a lot ...
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Can a can of beer keep its taste after emptied into a bottle and stored for a week?

Unfortunately, beer will go flat if you put it in a plastic bottle after a few hours. However, the best option is a beer saver, which is a cap made out of silicone. This can be put onto any type of ...
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Alcoholic popsicle recommendations?

A few of out of the box ideas if you don't want to deal with the hassle of alcohol being a bit finicky when freezing or you don't have molds. I've done all of these myself. 1) Pour a glass of ...
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Alcoholic popsicle recommendations?

Dirty Pirate Popsicles I honestly have never made this one. Some time back a friend of mine made these for a backyard barbecue. They were quite delicious. However not being quite as hard as ice, we ...
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What possible health benefits are there with drinking alcohol in moderation?

This might sound strange on alcohol.SE, but "to thine own self be true". Studies that show that not drinking is less healthy do it because the "teetotalers" are, often enough, ...
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Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one?

Is this 1L bottle of Blue Label a special edition or a regular one? The bottle in your post is a regular Blue Label Johnnie Walker whiskey. Blue Label: Johnnie Walker's premium blend. Johnnie Walker ...
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Does anyone know why NY doesn't allow stores to sell liquor?

In NYC you need to have a certain type of license to sell beer and/or wine in a grocery or convenience store. Grocery stores don't sell liquor. I know that has to do with some laws around when alcohol ...
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Does anyone know why NY doesn't allow stores to sell liquor?

Laws and ordinances often depend on who had the best lobbyists. A good example: In Montana, liquor stores have to close on Sundays. Bars, however, can get a bottle license allowing them to sell full ...
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