Drinks by Liquor: A Liquor is typically a distilled grain or plant, also known as spirits, and tends to have higher alcohol content. I’ve included my Champagne recipes in this category.
Bourbon is a type of Whiskey like Champagne is a type of Wine. To make Bourbon, you must have 51% corn in the mash and be distilled at a proof not exceeding 125. Bourbon is aged for at least two years. However, almost all Bourbon is aged four years or more.
Brandy is a spirit made from distilled wine or other fermented fruit juices.
Made from one or more of many grape varieties, Champagne is effervescent and is generally pale gold in color.
Gin is a clear alcoholic spirit distilled from grain or malt and flavored with juniper berries.
Guinness is an Irish dry stout made with Malted Barley, Barley, Roasted Barley, Hops, Nitrogen, and Yeast. It has a roasted flavor, malty sweetness, and a hoppy bitterness, with notes of coffee and chocolate.
Irish Whiskey is a smooth variation of Whiskey. It is made exclusively in Ireland from a malt mash distilled using water and caramel coloring. Irish whiskey regulations require it aged in wooden casks for at least three years.
Made of honey, water, and yeast, Mead is not a Beer or a Wine but is brewed and fermented similarly to Beer.
Rum is an alcoholic spirit from the fermented juice of sugarcane, sugarcane syrup, sugarcane molasses, and other sugarcane by-products. It tends to have a sweetness and doesn’t dominate the cocktail. The darker the rum, the sweeter the taste.
Tequila is the distillate of the agave plant and has an earthier, more pronounced, slightly sweeter taste than Vodka. There are five kinds of Tequila: Blanco, Joven, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo.
Vodka is a neutral spirit so distilled or treated after distillation with charcoal or other materials without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color. You can mix Vodka with just about anything; most Jello Shots are made with Vodka.