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Strong drink at the time of St John the Baptist

The Quotation Firstly, I shall examine the passage in the original Greek: ἔσται γὰρ μέγας ἐνώπιον τοῦ Κυρίου, καὶ οἶνον καὶ σίκερα οὐ μὴ πίῃ, καὶ Πνεύματος Ἁγίου πλησθήσεται ἔτι ἐκ κοιλίας μητρὸς ...
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Can one put on weight by drinking beer?

Beer can make you gain weight by three means, but you shall NOT pursue it ! First is alcohol, which is a byproduct of the fermentation of starch by yeast. Starch is a carbohydrate, and it has it's ...
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Strong drink at the time of St John the Baptist

There were two types of drinks back in that time. Beer and Wine. Both hardly resembled what they are today. Beer was very weak, under 4% alcohol, while wine was probably in the normal range of 12-14%. ...
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Strong drink at the time of St John the Baptist

Surely mead, honey wine, should be considered. Okay, I had to google this one: Wiki says that residual evidence has been found in northern Chinese pottery vessels dating from 6500–7000 BC, and in ...
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Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

This isn't specific to alcohol, and is instead a general mechanism of neural association. When you consume anything and then become sick afterward your brain associates sickness with what you consumed ...
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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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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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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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What is the strongest alcoholic drink that existed during the Middle Ages in Europe?

In the History and Taxonomy of Distilled Spirits There is ample evidence that distilled spirits were available during the time period you mentioned in a variety of places. We know that that Greek ...
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Best way to consume Mezcal?

As you said, many of the traditions like salt & lime are primarily used to disguise low-quality tequila and mezcal. If you're buying a reposado, añejo, or aged mezcal, you'll want to get the full ...
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Why do they use different recipe for making a Caipirinha in Brazil and in Germany / Europe?

The use of brown sugar in Europe must give the cachaça a taste of sugarcane. Industrially produced cachaça often doesn't have it. The problem is that brown sugar can be made of beta and it doesn't ...
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What alcohol to pair with roast goose?

Thought I would add my own answer to this fine list of excellent answers. Goose is, of course, stronger-flavoured than turkey - more like game but - crucially - quite a bit fattier which makes it ...
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Human body parts in a cocktail?

Unless you count Body Shots, then it would seem the answer to this question is a firm no. But, there are cases of body parts being used in cocktails - fortunately, of other animal species. This ...
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Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature from 1900 or earlier?

Vanity Fair (1848) (available here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/599/599-h/599-h.htm) features a bottle of Rum Shrub among other drinks. There were many different 'shrub' recipes, so it isn't ...
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Traditional drinks mentioned in well known literature from 1900 or earlier?

Rob Roy (1817) by Walter Scott (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/7025/7025-h/7025-h.htm) features brandy punch. The only ingredient explicitly mentioned is limes. Despite the current popularity of ...
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What alcohol to pair with roast goose?

As a nod to my Canadian ancestry, both the French and Scot, I'd consider: Wine: a red, such as Bordeaux, and it still makes the long Atlantic crossing in perfect condition Mulled wine: cinnamon, ...
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What alcohol to pair with roast goose?

I think you need something that is kind of big, but has the acid to cut through the goose fat and clear you palate when you take a sip. To that end I would suggest a Riesling, but not some whimpy ...
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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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Spilt drink etiquette - the do's and don'ts

Before going on to this delicate question of drinking etiquette, please allow me to share a real experience, while flying with KLM. Several years ago, I witnessed a stewardess spill some wine one a ...
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Cool summer long drinks

I would go with what I call a "Bloody Juanita": Tequila with Sangrita (tomato based). For Mexican food, Tequila (or Mescal) is the obvious choice. You could go the US way and make some margaritas, ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

7 & 7 is popular Seven Up and Seagrams 7 Crown
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What beers or other drinks did Native Indians brew in the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1492?

If you include Central and South America, there is a beverage that is still made today called Chicha In South and Central America, chicha is a fermented or non-fermented beverage usually derived ...
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What beers or other drinks did Native Indians brew in the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1492?

Prior to 1492 Native Americans actually brewed various alcoholic drinks. Prior to contact with colonists, alcohol use and production was mainly concentrated in the southwestern United States. Some ...
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What beers or other drinks did Native Indians brew in the Americas prior to the arrival of Europeans in 1492?

From 'Indians of North America' by Harold Driver. The distribution of alcoholic beverages falls almost wholly within the bounds of horticulture. However, there was a sizeable area in Northeast Mexico ...
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Unique drinks to make Halloween memorable?

I tend to think of drinks with scary names. Specifically you could serve Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing which has the advantage of being a really excellent beer. A Google search for "Halloween ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

My favorite Hi Ball of all Time is Vernor's(an obscure, potent ginger all type soda) and whiskey. Two powerful flavors that manage to keep their potency while still blending very well. As a general ...
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What soft drinks mix well with alcohol to make a great drink?

If you want something sweet you can try amaretto and coke (some more detailed information) for an even sweeter experience you can even go for a mix with Dr pepper It has a slimier taste to a ...
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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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