A beverage containing an intoxicating agent.
The word 'Alcohol' derives from the Arabic word 'al-kuhul' meaning
powdered antimony. An alcoholic drink is made of any fermented or
distilled liquor that contains ethyl
alcohol, or ethanol, as an intoxicating agent. Types of liquor contained in recipes for alcoholic drinks might include gin, vodka, brandy, rum, wine, whisky and many more.
Homemade Wine - A great Alcoholic Drink
Wine is a beverage made of the fermented juice of any of various other
fruits or plants. Wines
are distinguished by color, flavor, bouquet or aroma, and alcoholic
content. In natural homemade wines, such as strawberry wines, all the
alcohol present has been produced by fermentation. The Fermentation
process in homemade wine is the conversion of sugar to carbon dioxide and alcohol by
yeast. Only wine yeast should be used. Yeast nutrients in homemade wine are are chemicals
which permit the yeast population to increase and thereby produce a
vigorous fermentation. Fruits, other than grapes, may require added
nutrients to achieve a proper fermentation in homemade wine.
Recipes containing Gin
The word 'Gin' derives from the Old French word 'geneva' meaning juniper. It
is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled or
redistilled from rye or other and adding juniper berries
as flavoring. Other flavoring or aromatics were also added such as
anise, caraway seeds, or angelica root.
Recipes containing Rum
Rum is a colorless alcoholic
liquor which was originally distilled a fermented cane product such as
molasses or sugar cane. The combination of yeasts used for fermentation,
the distillation method, aging conditions, and the blending determine
the characteristic flavor of different types of rum. Made in a variety of countries in a clear
(white) or dark color but is especially associated with the Caribbean.
Recipes containing Brandy
The word 'Brandy' is a shortened version of Brandywine and derives from
the Dutch word 'brandewijn' - 'brant' meaning distilled and 'wijn' meaning wine. It is an alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice, such as apples.
Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa, Ouzo, Metaxa and Calvados are all different types of Brandy.
Recipes containing Vodka
The word 'Vodka' derives from the Russian word 'voda' meaning water. It
is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled from a
mash of wheat but now also made using rye, molasses, soybeans, grapes, corn, or potatoes. Many vodka
drinks are flavored with bananas,
black cherry, raspberry and lime.
from around the World
This section contains information and alcohol drink recipes from around
the World. The most popular Alcohol drink recipes hail from the
Homemade Wine & Alcoholic Drink Recipes
free Homemade Wine & Alcoholic Recipes are suitable for:
Drinks at your home bar
list of free Wine & Alcoholic Drink Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients.
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