a colorless alcoholic beverage made by distilling or
redistilling rye or other grain spirits and adding juniper berries or aromatics
such as anise, caraway seeds, or angelica root as flavoring.
VODKA - originally distilled from fermented wheat mash but now
also made from a mash of rye, corn, or potatoes.
RUM - distilled from cane juice, or from the scummings of the
boiled juice, or from treacle or molasses, or from the lees of former
distillations. Also, sometimes used colloquially as a generic or a collective
name for intoxicating liquor.
WHISKEY - distilled from grain, potatoes, etc., especially in
Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. In the United States, whisky is
generally distilled from maize, rye, or wheat, but in Scotland and Ireland it is
often made from malted barley.
an alcoholic liquor distilled from the fermented
juice of the Central American century plant Agave tequilana.
BRANDY - an alcoholic liquor distilled from wine or fermented
Liqueurs are flavored spirits prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or
flowers, in either water or alcohol, and adding sugar, etc. Others are distilled
from aromatic or flavoring agents.
WINES & CHAMPAGNE
RED WINE - wine having a red color derived from skins of
WHITE WINE - any wine of a clear, transparent color, bordering
on white, as Madeira, sherry, Lisbon, etc.; -- distinguished from wines of a
deep red color, as port and Burgundy.
ROSE WINE - pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were
removed after fermentation began.
CHAMPAGNE - a sparkling white wine made from a blend of grapes,
especially Chardonnay and pinot, produced in Champagne.
SPARKLING WINE - any of various effervescent wines, such as
champagne, produced by a process involving fermentation in the bottle.
VERMOUTH - a sweet or dry fortified wine flavored with aromatic
herbs and used chiefly in mixed drinks.
LAGER - a type of beer of German origin that contains a
relatively small amount of hops and is aged from six weeks to six months to
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