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What's the difference between Vodka and Moonshine?

Generally, when people refer to "moonshine" and they are referring to what can be purchased legally, they are really referring to "white whiskey" (a.k.a. un-aged whiskey), or whiskey that has not been ...
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Is there a legitimate ~$500 vodka out there whose price isn't based on the bottle?

There are vintage bottles that will set you back that much, but they get their price tag from rarity, not quality. If you're just looking for fancy vodka, you reach diminishing returns pretty quickly. ...
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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

There is nothing different about the distillation of rum. Just like with whiskey, brandy, vodka, etc. no sugar comes off the still. What does happen a lot in the rum industry is the post ...
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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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Adding flavor to vodka

It's incredibly easy to infuse vodka with tea - unscrew the cap, force a teabag through the neck, screw the cap back on, and put it in the freezer until you're happy with it (overnight is fine). Keep ...
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An alternative to Vodka to pair with caviar

Your main criterion, especially if you are serving sturgeon caviar, should be something to freshen the palate without leaving a strong aftertaste. A brut champagne goes exceptionally well. If ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

I know of two methods: Add some aroma-containing plant-material (herbs, spices, fruit-peel, ...) into a bottle of vodka and let it rest to infuse. Remove when desired taste is achieved. An infusion ...
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An alternative to Vodka to pair with caviar

Caviar has a delicate flavor, and it shouldn’t compete with another ingredient, which could overwhelm it which would include either food or drink. Being a non fan of either vodka or champagne, I ...
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Why is Rum not affected in the same way by distillation as other alcohols like Vodka?

I don't have any prior knowledge so I Googled the answer. According to this site and this other site, sugar doesn't make it past distillation. However, sugar is often added after distillation in rum.
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Alternatives to rum and gin to drink with meals

This link has decent information on pairing spirits. The problem for giving generalizations becomes differences in palate. Most people don't pair straight spirits with foods as most (self injected ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

Here are some beer cocktails: The Bulldog Mexicana The Mexican Bulldog Margarita, simply put, is a margarita joined by a bottle of Corona--in the same glass. Specifically, that glass should be large ...
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Is there a legitimate ~$500 vodka out there whose price isn't based on the bottle?

It would help to know what the purpose of the purchase. gift? collection? own use? In any case Starka, especially the 25 year or 50 year, would probably go for that much. from https://en.wikipedia....
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Beer cocktail recommendation

A few fairly popular (and very different) beer cocktails are: The Boilermaker or Depth Charge The original English version was a mix of draught and brown, but it's more recently been popularised in ...
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What's the difference between Vodka and Moonshine?

Moonshine is any alcohol that is made illegally. It is usually make in small batches In most cases if you are able to buy 'Moonshine' from a store it is generally not real moonshine I believe ...
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Mixing vodka with beer?

Mixing vodka with beer is a great mix and has a definite following and is absolutely safe when drinking responsibly. The Urban Dictionary defines this mix as a Vodkabeer. Vodkabeer A ...
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How is it that I sleep well after drinking beer, but I sleep terrible after drinking vodka?

Hangovers Primary causes are dehydration and toxins built up in your system from the impurities in the alcohol you've been drinking, but in my personal experience and research sugar content can also ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

They make the exact product you are looking for. Home Distillers can add flavorings to their neutral spirits with these products. Still Spirits I would look around the website as there are many ...
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Are there any vodka cocktail recipes for someone who likes whisky/scotch?

Here are few cocktails that I can recommend and don't require much ingredients: 1) Black Russian - Vodka and coffee liqueur 2) Screwdriver - Vodka and orange juice 3) Greyhound - Vodka and grape ...
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Using 'splenda' in Vodka infusions. Serious headache!

Certain people can have very individualistic headache triggers. For me it is second hand smoke. There are quite a few references on the internet tying Splenda to migraines so perhaps it so for you, at ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

Simple Syrups can be a great way to infuse other flavors into your vodka. To add other flavors, you would add them into the simple syrup, mashing as you go along. You have to consider the temperature ...
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference? The short answer is yes. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about what constitutes a liquor. Liquor (also hard liquor, hard alcohol, ...
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

Interestingly, both names, "whisky" and "vodka," are derivatives of the word for "water" in their respective 'languages of origin'. "Whisky" (or uisge beath in ...
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Is vodka made for exportation generally less good?

Is vodka made for exportation generally less good? Generally speaking I do not believe so. Nevertheless, one should know the vodkas you are buying! To begin with, why is it that for most people the ...
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

In general terms, vodka is almost pure alcohol and water, with very little inherent flavour. Whisky starts out the same way, but the final product has a very distinctive flavour (or rather many ...
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Can a liquor be both a vodka and whisky? What's the difference?

There is no general definition of what a whisky is. There are of course special kinds of whisky (Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kentucky Straight Bourbon, etc.) which are very well defined, but the simple ...
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Long-term Storage of Vishniak in Corny Keg (Stainless Steel)

I would say try it with a small batch! My only concern would be, if there was a pressure build up (temperature changes) in the keg, you might end up with fizzy vodka/Cherry Vishniak, now that may be ...
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Adding flavor to vodka

I actually use skittles to add flavor to vodka.The process takes a while to complete the process and get all the flavor. I found instructions that seem to be the equivalent to what I do(except I use ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

Not exactly beer, but a Spiked Apple Cider (like Redd's, Angry Orchard, or Bold Rock) mixed with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey is delicious. As an added bonus, neither of the ingredients are ...
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Beer cocktail recommendation

In the UK, I never came across a "beer cocktail", certainly not one spiked with strong spirits (hard liquor in AmE) like vodka or tequila. I'm somewhat surprised (British understatement) that the OP ...
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What's the difference between Vodka and Moonshine?

If you want to be a traditionalist, it's not really Moonshine unless it was produced illegally, without all the proper taxes and such. Anything you buy in the store could more accurately be called ...
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