All you need to know about Liquor, Cocktails, and Spirits in one place
It takes a little homework to research the right liquor recipe that fits the moment you are planning. Is it a beer night, a hard shot event, French Champaign celebration, a wine glass or bottle moment? Do your guests expect some nice tequila, gin, brandy, scotch, whiskey, or a round of margaritas with blue cheese olives?
For theme nights, you will want caipirinha to roleplay a night in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Maybe a rum and diet coke or a mojito for a Cuban event. How about a little port wine for a taste of Portugal?
There are so many great liquor brands and drink recipes to choose You can never go wrong with a fully stocked bar with all of the above for a night your friends won’t forget. Splurge and hire a local bartender to dazzle friends, neighbors, and family with cocktail recipes and exotic liqueur drinks from the Caribbean. There is nothing like a Dark & Stormy rum and ginger beer drink to take me back to the lazy sunny days in Bermuda.
I hope this gives you some ideas to optimize your party plans and fuel your guests for a memorable night. After all, it’s the memories that we make with friends that stay with us, so please drink responsibly and always choose a designated driver for a night out on the town.
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WHISKY, or Whiskey, is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Various grains (which may be malted) are used for different varieties, including barley, corn, rye, and wheat. Whisky is typically aged in wooden casks, generally made of charred white oak.
VODKA (Polish: wódka [ˈvutka], Russian: водка [ˈvotkə]) is a distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally, vodka is made through the distillation of cereal grains or potatoes that have been fermented, though some modern brands use fruits or sugar.
Vodka is traditionally drunk "neat" (not mixed with water, ice, or other mixer), though it is often served freezer chilled in the vodka belt countries of Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden. It is also used in cocktails and mixed drinks, such as the Vodka martini, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Tonic, Screwdriver, Greyhound, Black or White Russian, Moscow Mule, Bloody Mary and Bloody Caesar.
TEQUILA (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈkila] is a regional distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Tequila is a type of mezcal and is commonly served neat in Mexico and as a shot with salt and lime across the rest of the world.
BRANDY is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof) and is typically drunk as an after-dinner digestif. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, others are colored with caramel to imitate the effect of aging, and some are produced using a combination of both aging and coloring. The most known varieties of wine brandy can be found in Cognac and Armagnac, France.
CAIPIRINHA (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩj̃ɐ]) is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça (pronounced [kaˈʃasɐ]) (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça, also known as caninha, is Brazil's most common distilled alcoholic beverage. The alcohol results from the fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice that is distilled. The drink is prepared by muddling the fruit and the sugar together, and adding the liquor. This can be made into a single glass, usually large, that can be shared amongst people, or into a larger jar, from where it is served in individual glasses.
WINE is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes. Yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes and converts it to ethanol, carbon dioxide, and heat. Different varieties of grapes and strains of yeasts produce different styles of wine. Wines not made from grapes include rice wine and fruit wines such as plum, cherry, pomegranate, currant and elderberry.
GIN is a liquor which derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries. From its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, the drink has evolved from a herbal medicine to an object of commerce in the spirits industry. Gin was developed based on the older Dutch liquor, jenever, and became popular in Great Britain
BOURBON whiskey /bɜːrbən/ is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The name ultimately derives from the French Bourbon dynasty, although the precise inspiration for the whiskey's name is uncertain; contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans, both of which are named after the dynasty. Bourbon is strongly associated with the American South and with Kentucky in particular