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Made from flowers?

There are no alcoholic beverages made from the "nectar" of flowers per se. It would be very difficult/expensive to collect 100% flower nectar straight from flowers in sufficient quantities to make a ...
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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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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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Can wine be made from all edible fruits?

Yes, wine can pretty much be made from all edible fruit, including tomatoes. But the reason we make wine out of grapes is three fold. Sugar, tannins and acids. Sugar. Grapes produce the highest ...
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Mint sugar wine

Mint extract and mint oil won't do the same thing as leaves, not exactly. The flavor is different. If you infuse it with mint leaves, the flavor can have a more "leafy" or herbal quality, not ...
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Other Jalapeño beers?

There are many Jalapeno beers out there. Here is a list of the top 50 rated beers brewed with jalapeno (source): Arizona Wilderness American Presidential Stout Indeed / Northbound Hot Box Imperial ...
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What fruit spirit is in St. Germain?

All I've seen anywhere is that the base is eau-de-vie. Eau-de-vie means different things in different places but, in France (where St. Germain hails from) it basically means any distillate. I'd ...
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Can wine be made from raisins?

There are two ways to make wine from raisins. Soak the raisins in water and boil and then macerate, ferment and separate the solids from the wine and age. You can make something close to wine. Most ...
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How can absinthe be colored into a different colour other than green?

Clear Absinthe Absinthe is made much in the same way that many gins are. You take neutral spirits, add botanicals (wormwood and anise), and re-distill. Anything that comes out of the still will be ...
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How to make alchohol in jail?

Any fruit juice that will ferment. Apple, grape, orange, peach or whatever sugary concoction you can get your hands on. Raisins are especially good. Prunes. Tomatoes. Fruit Cocktail. Packets of sugar. ...
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Is wine dryness or sweetness due to grape variety?

No, they are not related at all. Except when they are. Let me explain. There are a couple of ways to make a wine sweet. Ferment to dryness, filter and then add something sweet. Make a wine with so ...
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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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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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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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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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Made from flowers?

There is a beer called Honeysuckle Smash by Three Brothers Brewing This is a golden ale made in North Yorkshire and you can buy it straight from their website here.
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What are some of the most common ingredients used in gluten-free beers?

Corn, rice, sorghum, buckwheat, millet and quinoa are popular. Each has their own special trick to get it to convert the starches to sugars. In Africa sorghum lagers are very popular, and they have ...
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Who made or makes spirits from poisonous Heracleum?

This book "Reise Um Die Erde Durch Nord-Asien und Die Beiden Oceane ..., Part 1, Volume 3 By Adolph Erman", available on googleBooks, which describes a trip to Russia in 1828-30 quotes yet another ...
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Can you make "herbal tea" out of beer brewing ingredients?

Whew! There are a lot of good questions in your question! To get the credentials out of the way, I'm a tea writer that owns a tea tavern and has done quite a bit of homebrewing (I've also made some ...
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How can absinthe be colored into a different colour other than green?

I am going to put my two bits into this question also. There are several existing colored absinthe on the market at the moment and a couple of ways to get various colored varieties. Artificial ...
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What fruit spirit is in St. Germain?

I think you are misunderstanding what "fruit spirits" are. It is essentially ethanol. Spirits (or ethanol) are derived from something fermenting. This can be sugar, fruit or grain based. Fruit based ...
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Can wine be made from all edible fruits?

If they can make wine out of durian fruit, then one can make wine out of any fruit. Most people find the taste or flavor of this fruit disgusting. In fact durians are not allowed on the Singapore ...
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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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In which country might you find a scorpion in your wine?

Relating to wine, I suspect that the right answer is none. On the contrary, I read about vodka being quite popular: e.g. see here, here (same producer), here and here
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Home Bar - Marry Two Bottles of Different Brands?

If the bottles are standard everyday bargain brands then I don't see much problem with mixing them together by type. However it would seem a shame to take a premium bourbon and mix it with something ...
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Do cognacs "imported from France" have added sugar?

It says so on the label. EU regulations require for food additives to be displayed on the products label. Caramel, or E150, is a food coloring and is subject to this rule. I'm not sure about Brandy ...
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What plant(s) should I grow for cocktail usage?

Rosemary is a great plant for cocktails that have bourbon and/or lemon. It compliments very well. Lavender is another. Cocktails that work well with lavender tend to use gin. The herbiness of gin ...
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Other Jalapeño beers?

Triangle Brewing Company from Durham, NC make their Habanero Pale Ale. I went on a brewery tour here in 2014, exceptionally minimalist brewery, and very generous with the samples! I've got to say, ...
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What are the ingredients in beer that cause people to feel ill almost immediately?

There is a condition caused by alcohol, called an "alcohol flush reaction". Some people (often from Asia) have a condition, not related to allergies, that makes them lack a certain enzyme that lets ...
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Beer label alcohol

I found a great article that explains all the details, but basically, the big brewers won't be forced into divulging all their ingredients by the government. Read this to understand it in more ...
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