Facts about Alcoholic Drinks
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.
Facts about Homemade Wine - A great Alcoholic Drink
Homemade 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.
Alcoholic Drink 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.
Alcoholic Drink 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.
Alcoholic Drink 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, Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa, Ouzo, Metaxa and Calvados are all different types of Brandy.
Alcoholic Drink 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.
Alcoholic Drinks 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 following countries:
Free Homemade Wine & Alcoholic Drink Recipes
These free Homemade Wine & Alcoholic Recipes are suitable for:
- Drinks at your home bar
The list of free Wine & Alcoholic Drink Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients. Exercise your bartending skills, use decorations and unusual drinking glasses and drink coasters to become the bartender of your own personal bar which serves Homemade Wine & Alcoholic Drink Recipes!