Calvados is a strong alcoholic beverage made by distilling cider. It is an apple or pear brandy with a strength of 40% (rarely - 55%). For the first time, Calvados began to be made in the 15th century by the Vikings living in Normandy. Today, apple brandy is produced in France, the USA, Poland, Germany, Italy.
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Among the huge variety of alcoholic drinks, chacha occupies a special place. For the population of Georgia, this product is a matter of special pride - just like cognac for the French, and sherry for the Spaniards. The name "chacha" from Georgian translates as "grape squeezes." In the post-Soviet space, this drink is often called "Georgian vodka", but in reality this definition is not true.
Brandy is one of the most popular strong spirits today, which boasts a centuries-old history. The exact data on when exactly the brandy appeared, history does not have. It is believed that his "discoverers" were French wine merchants. They were faced with the fact that most of the drinks present in their assortment had a very short shelf life.
Port wine is an alcoholic drink with a centuries-old and very interesting history. So called Portuguese fortified wine, which according to a certain technology is produced in the north-eastern region of the country, in the valley of the Douro River. The strength of the drink varies from 18 to 23 degrees. The port owes its name to the place of its “birth” - the city of Porto, which stretches along the Douro coast.
Greek national drinks have a special piquant taste. It is difficult to find another culture that appreciates spices and every spice that sets off the taste. Ouzo vodka is the "highlight" of the Greeks, a drink about which many myths and sayings are composed on the hot islands. According to Wikipedia, Uzo is a brandy with a characteristic anise flavor.
A balm is a concentrated alcoholic infusion based on roots and herbs. The strength of a vegetable drink reaches 40-45%. Almost all balms are used in medicine, and not in the gastronomic industry. They are sold in dense ceramic bottles that protect the liquid from ultraviolet rays and air.
Sambuca is an Italian digestif with anise flavor. Alcohol is traditionally painted in a transparent (white) color, but there are variations with a blue (black) and red tint of liquid. In addition to anise, an extract from elderberry or berries, aromatic herbs and sugar are added to sambuca. The alcohol content in the drink reaches from 38 to 42%.
Braga is a liquor that serves as the basis for the preparation of more complex and strong alcohol. What exactly comes from the mash is determined by the manufacturing process, the accompanying ingredients and the concentration of ethyl alcohol. From the base you can make beer. For this, the liquid is kept for 3 to 5 days.
Traditional alcoholic drinks absorb the features of the region, its most revered and widespread products, techniques, and preferences. In the alcohol of the Middle East, the maximum diversity of not only geographical points, but also flavor combinations is hidden. In the region, alcohol in milk and milk mixtures is especially revered, one of the representatives of which is arch.
The principle of "all is well in moderation" is successfully applied to the field of alcohol. 1-2 glasses of quality wine a week will definitely not do any harm, on the contrary - they contribute to high spirits and well-being. But the concept of quality wine is ambiguous. The most useful organic alcohol is biodynamic wine.
The British have a proverb: "There is nothing better than old friendship and old wine." But if you don’t have the opportunity to buy a bottle of wine from 1929 (they say that this year the red burgundy turned out to be surprisingly tasty and fragrant), do not despair. And if you are not a connoisseur of vintage wines, then buying old drinks is not worth the risk.
Egg-leg is a sweet nutritious drink made from milk (cream) and raw chicken eggs. Homeland cocktail - Scotland. Literally, the name of the drink translates as "egg beer." The Scots call the cocktail "elderly milk", despite the wide popularity of Egg-leg among young people. In fact, this is a sweet egg-milk mixture, carefully whipped in lush foam and decorated with crushed cinnamon, coffee, icing sugar, chocolate or nutmeg.
Arak - a strong alcoholic beverage flavored with anise, is common in Central Asia and the Middle East, the Balkans. In terms of taste and production technology, it resembles Bulgarian mastic, Greek vodka Uzo, Turkish brandy, Italian sambuca. The word "Arak" in translation from Arabic means "sweat."
Alcohol is a real catalyst for human history and perception of the world. Important historical events, sports, literature, political intrigues and ups and downs - all this is accompanied by a certain response from the public and an increase in the level of consumption of certain alcohol. The mint julep is the southern United States, the epitome of the finest culinary traditions, Henry Clay (an American senator from Kentucky) and the Kentucky derby.
What is cocktails most likely everyone knows. According to legend, the first cocktail appeared in America during the Civil War of Independence. Although the British, French and even Spaniards are ready to argue with the Americans about the primacy in mixing drinks. But today, speaking of cocktails, we still turn to England, since nat - this is an original English drink.
Sake is an alcoholic drink of the Japanese, which has become widely known throughout the world. Like a large number of other food products in Japan, it is produced from rice, which in Japan has always grown more than enough. It is obtained by fermentation of refined rice; notes of fruit, spices and spices can be noticed in its taste.
Remember American movies? In many of them, on Christmas tables, you can see large wide glass vessels with a bright drink, in which pieces of fruit sometimes float. This is usually a punch. It partially resembles a pear, grog or mulled wine, but there are some nuances in the preparation of these drinks.
Benedictine is one of the types of liquors; its strength is from 40 to 45 revolutions. It first appeared in France at the beginning of the 16th century, and was created by the monk Don Vincelli. From French the name of this drink is translated as "blessed drink", and cognac, honey, as well as 27 different herbs that grow in France are used to create it.
The alcohol question torments everyone: how much, where, how often and what to drink? The assertion that alcohol is a nasty fellow in the long run is true. But is this an occasion to live a single life without giving in to the temptation? Through the prism of alcohol, there is no need to treat internal wounds or disinfect the body - it is harmful and ineffective.
Bourbon is a national alcoholic beverage in the USA. It has been legally recognized at the federal level since 1964. Bourbon is considered an elite drink with a golden amber color and a taste of vanilla and cinnamon. The name “bourbon” has its roots in the late 18th century. In 1785, Irish immigrants, who fled due to the ongoing Civil War to the western United States, established settlements, named after the Bourbons, the French royal dynasty.
Liquor is called the most feminine type of alcohol. Ladies adored this sweet fragrant drink, it seems, at all times. They say that the first liqueurs appeared with the light hand of monks and alchemists, and as it often happened in history, the monarchs and courtiers were the first to enjoy a tasty drink. Food lovers have always appreciated the exquisite sweetness of cherry liqueur.