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How should I drink limoncello?

Drink it neat but chilled. the author of the Wikipedia entry seems to agrees with this statement too. Limoncello is traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestiv I would recommend it ...
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What is the difference between inverted simple syrup and simple syrup (if any)

I was surprised at how tough it was to track down anything that clearly mentioned both. Firstly, from several recipes, including this one, it seems that simple syrup is made, as you might expect, by ...
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What is "Five Fruits" in this 1920s cocktail recipe?

Old advertisements show that it was made starting in 1900 in Portland, Maine. It consisted of a syrup made of pineapple, orange, lemon, raspberry, and strawberry juices with sugar, red food coloring, ...
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Preparation of cocktails using whiskey

Whisky/whiskey and soda is a drink that's been popular since the 19th century. In the basic form it is very simple, but there are many possible variations (see, for example, these eight recipes from ...
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Can I substitute Green Chartreuse for Yellow?

You cannot substitute green for yellow Chartreuse without changing the basic character of the cocktail. Both varieties are very strong flavors, but different characters. As the Chartreuse is nearly 25%...
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Are there drinks/cocktails involving vinegar?

There is a whole class of drinks called Shrubs Shrubs usually involve a base syrup made from vinegar and fruits and spices and then mixed with a spirit. Shrub syrups are available online in a ...
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Are there cocktails with wasabi or other spicy ingredients?

Tabasco or other hot sauces will be a far more common spicy ingredient, and is present in quite a number of cocktails (the Bloody Mary variants, Afterburners*, Flatliners). You could even use a ...
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How should I drink limoncello?

This is how limoncello is served in the province of Salerno (where it mainly comes from): Very cold shot glasses (they're not opaque, it's rime on them). But I'd rather drink it in a cocktail, it's ...
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Bananas in cocktails or other drinks

I suppose this is obvious, but how about the Banana Daiquiri.
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What's Martini (the brand)?

Martini the brand is an Italian vermouth made by Martini & Rossi. Traditionally, martini the drink is a concoction made with gin and vermouth, and a strong (but unproven) theory as to its ...
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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? St. Basil (January 1st, 2nd and 30th) And now for some innovations in the ...
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Bananas in cocktails or other drinks

Bananas can go in any blended tropical drink fairly well. Any strawberry drink (daiquiri or margarita) can have bananas added. For obvious reasons though bananas would go better in a frozen drink ...
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How can I layer liquors on top of each other?

How can I layer liquors on top of each other? The key to creating perfectly layered drinks is to pay attention to how heavy each ingredient is compared to the other ingredients. The weight of each ...
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What type of stemware is this?

They are probably dessert wine glasses for sherry or port. Today they usually have a longer stem, especially mondern designs, but in the past, there were quite a few short stem sherry glasses and ...
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Recommendations for a pandemic coronavirus drink?

During the spanish flu, whiskey was an accepted medicine: Amid 1918 Pandemic, Bootleg Whiskey Became a Respectable Medicine (or an excuse to bypass prohibition). A Hot Toddy is traditionally drunk to ...
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What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir?

What's bitters to use with bourbon, blood orange syrup, lemon juice and pinot noir? Bitters have been around for along time, but have come back into favor as part of the current craft cocktail trend. ...
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Recommendation for a Sasquatch Day barbecue?

A beer that should be relatively easy to find across the United States (and hopefully Canada!) would be Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Ale. Certainly on target but likely much harder to find outside of ...
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Why do people bother with the ice when making a martini?

The water, that is melted while stirring, is quite an important part of making a good Dry Martini. It helps smoothen the alcohol and changes the texture of the cocktail (alcohol, water and the mixture ...
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How to get a pink cocktail colour (for my guava cocktail)?

You can use Grenadine Sirup instead of the Simple Syrup. The red of the syrups should make the Cocktail Pink
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How safe are eggs in cocktails like fizzes?

According to a USDA report, a study done in 2000 showed that of the estimated 47 billion eggs consumed in the U.S. annually, 2.3 million of them were estimated to be contaminated by salmonella, ...
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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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What cocktail could be paired with French cheese?

My favorite French cheese is Roquefort and is often served with nuts and honey in France. I would like to recommend an Appletini with Roquefort along with the most authentic French bread you are able ...
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Rose colored wine cocktail

I do love a wine spritzer and cocktails, as you can take a fabulous wine, white or red, add splashes of other liquid(s) for a light and refreshing drink. I also love your questions, and would like to ...
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Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink?

Are there any spirits that never should be combined in a cocktail or drink? The short answer is no. But that said, there are some spirits that some might want to think twice about since they have an ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Well, I had a sip of it out of curiosity, and it tasted great, so I finished off what was left. No ill health effects to report so it would appear it was fine! I will say that the fruit looked ...
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Sangria left out overnight

Grain alcohol (brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps) does not spoil while it's sitting in your liquor cabinet. A bottle of wine, even with the oxidation after it's opened, can be drank for more or less ...
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Could whisky in lager be considered a lethal cocktail?

If you are asking if there is some chemical reaction that makes the mixture of beer and whiskey more toxic than the two drunk separately, I'm pretty sure the answer is no. That said, if you drink a ...
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Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients?

Is there a term for a cocktail made of equal proportions of its ingredients? There seems to be no known terminology for a cocktail made with equal proportions of ingredients! However that can not stop ...
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When to stir a drink and when to shake a drink?

Shaking aerates a cocktail, whereas stirring allows flavours to blend without getting bubbles in. Purists argue that if the cocktail contains only alcohol-based ingredients (spirits, vermouths, ...
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