This article contains a list of the best and most famous alcoholic drinks of different peoples of the world. Read, choose, enjoy.
To this day, no one knows how to take absinthe. It was invented several thousand years ago, so it is considered very ancient and has legends. Some consider it as a cure, others as a tincture or liqueur, and others as a cocktail, where there is both alcohol and drugs. Some states have officially banned it from use. Absent Xenta is widely known in the world, which is quite strong (70% alcohol), it has Spanish roots. Absent is colored in emerald color, and also has a peculiar bitterness due to the addition of wormwood juice extract. As a result, care should be taken when consuming it. Its discoverer is considered to be a doctor from France, Pierre Ordiner, who created it in the form of medicinal infusion in the late 18th century. It then became an alcoholic beverage, which is now widely known.
Mexico. Coffee liqueur
A huge number of coffee liqueurs are known in the world, but the leading place among them is occupied by Kahlua. Its birthplace is Mexico, and it is based on the most popular Arabica coffee variety, which is grown on the foothills in the same country. Besides, Mexican rum of the highest quality and sweet vanilla are added to Kahlua liqueur. All these components after processing turn into a unique nectar for the gods — coffee liqueur Kahlua. Kahlua liqueur is used to drink both without anything and by adding various milk components. It is generally believed that a fine drink is a crushed ice together with pure liqueur. Russia makes cocktails, where the main component is coffee liqueur, and they have already become a world classic. The most famous cocktails are Kahlua White Russian and Kahlua Black Russian. In addition, there are about 220 cocktails with Kahlua, which are prepared worldwide.
The Netherlands. Gene
Gin is a strong alcoholic beverage that is cooked while distilling wheat alcohol. Juniper is added to it, thanks to which the drink has a unique taste. Often the alcoholic beverage is dry enough, so no one consumes it in its purest form. It is necessary to have the ability to distinguish it from the sweet liqueur and sloe gin, which are made on the basis of sloe berries, which insist on gin. The most common type of alcoholic beverage used in cocktails is «London dry gin». This name is not a brand and does not refer to the country and brand, but is determined by the distillation process. London dry gin is strong and often it is prepared in vertical distillation cubes, and then herbs are added to the alcohol base. In addition to juniper, there may be some citrus fruits: peeled or lemon. Manufacturers also add other plant ingredients: the hazelnut root, anise, cinnamon, cassia bark, coriander and violet root.
Casasa is a strong Brazilian drink with which many historical events in the country are associated. Cachassa is a Portuguese word, it is worth noting that it was invented by colonizers from this country and that their traditions have left their mark on the present alcohol production. Cachasasu contains sugar cane, or more precisely, its fermented juice. To speed up the fermentation process, wheat, soybeans, rice or cornmeal are added at the outset. Then the product is distilled, and the resulting distillate is poured into wooden barrels and kept for a year and a half or more.
Cognac is a rather strong alcoholic beverage and is made of special grape varieties by a special technology. The cognac contains tannins and tannins, which allow vitamin C to be intensively produced in the body. This drink is usually consumed after the second course or after the final meal in order to feel its unique taste and fullness. Before eating it does not need to be cooled, it should reach about 16 degrees. Drinking by the rules it is necessary to drink it from 25 grams of glasses, which are similar to small barrels. When drinking cognac can not hurry anywhere, you need to feel the inner peace and serenity, because it is a drink philosopher.
Champagne is, in other words, a sparkling wine that was first produced in the French Champagne region. It consisted of certain grape varieties, which created a secondary fermentation of the drink in the bottle. The champagne was named after the province where the region is located. The champagne is most often served in special fermenters with a long stem and a high narrow bowl. The shape is reminiscent of a flute. To taste sweet champagne, it is better to use a wider flat flute, but it is worth remembering that the aroma of wine and bubbles is not preserved.
Madeira is a strong wine produced on the wooded island of Madeira. The beverage differs in that it has a high alcohol content (approximately 19-20 revolutions) and a low sugar content (only 3-7%). The alcoholic beverage originated as follows: when one of the holds of a Portuguese ship that was on its way to India had wine barrels that withstood high temperatures in the tropics and rocking.
Portugal. Port wine
Port wine is a special type of fortified wine that is produced in northern Portugal. The alcoholic beverage has gained popularity around the world and has thousands of admirers. The word «port wine» can be translated as «wine from the city of Porto», but its preservation and production is not done in this city, but in Vila Nova de Gaia. The main component of the drink is the grapes that grow along the Douro River. Port wine is usually served in a glass or a special decanter for port. The glass should be tulip-shaped, the vessel can hold no more than 750 ml of liquid, because the walls of the bottle contain sediment, which is typical of such alcohol.
Rum is considered a strong alcoholic beverage, which is produced by digestion and further distillation of sugarcane by-products. These are cane syrup and molasses. This alcoholic beverage is considered not only the choice of pirates, but also writers, sailors and slave traders. The exact recipe for making rum is still unknown, but it is known that semi-liquid sticky molasses are used as a raw material. There is a large number of types of rum, for example, a light drink is often used in cocktails.
The Japanese can be rightly proud of their sake. They’ve been drinking this alcoholic beverage for thousands of years, but there are assumptions that it appeared earlier. In the eyes of the Japanese, sake is not just an ordinary drink, but a symbol of many traditions and cultures. One of them is considered a wedding ceremony that never fails to have a drink. As a token of love, Japanese newlyweds must not only exchange rings, but also take three sips from three different bowls filled with sake, an act that is considered their consent to marriage. Alcohol is completely different from its European counterparts, so it is difficult to classify it as a group of drinks. You often hear that sake is Japanese vodka, but it isn’t. That’s because distillation (distillation) is actually used in production. This procedure is mistaken for a common public pasteurisation.
Jerez is characterized as a strong wine from Spain, which has 20% of turnover and sugar content of at least 3%. The technology of sherry production has some peculiarities. For example, grape must undergoes fermentation under a film that contains a special kind of sherry yeast. Some types of sherry are able to preserve this film throughout the entire maturation period of the wine, which prevents it from oxidizing. All types of alcoholic beverages have a delicate flavour and a unique taste. Spain is considered the birthplace of alcohol, or rather Andalusia — a Spanish province, which is located in the area of the small town of Jerez de la Frondera.
It is located in the small town of Jerez de la Frondera.
Cider is a low-alcohol shampanized beverage that is produced by fermentation of apple juice with no yeast. Typically, apple cider reaches a strength of 6-7%, the amount of sugar used to determine the flavour of the beverage. It contains the persistent smell of apples and can be either green or golden in colour. The flavour can vary from sweet to dry. The legend tells that the inventor of alcohol was Charlemagne, who accidentally sat down on a sack with overripe apples.
Whisky is an aromatic strong alcoholic beverage that is obtained from a variety of grains using a process of malting, distillation and aging in oak casks. Rye, corn, barley or wheat can be used to make alcohol. Alcohol is contained at around 40-50% of rpm, but certain varieties can reach a retention rate of 60. The colour of the drink can vary from brown to light yellow. There is no sugar in it at all. The most famous whisky producers are Ireland and Scotland.
Angostura is a very popular alcoholic drink from Venezuela, which contains concentrated beater (in other words, alcoholic beverages, which are represented by bitter tinctures and certain types of liqueurs and vermouth). The beverage contains extracts from the peel of Meranza or Chinotto, a woody evergreen plant that has a very bitter taste on its leaves and roots. You can also find ginger, Hinna bark, pharmacy angelica, nutmeg, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, sandalwood and halipay (angosturus tree).
Middle East. Arak
Arak is a rather strong alcoholic beverage, which is widely spread in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. The fortress is different, all depends on the region and country, as well as on the manufacturing procedure and raw materials. Arak (crayfish) is not a fermentation drink like beer or wine, but is a distillation product, because the production uses certain technical knowledge and adapted equipment. The most common and traditional beverage is Mongolian Arak, which is based on milk. It is prepared from koumiss (if the mare’s milk has fermented, it may contain about 5-6% alcohol, and as a result of distillation the drink becomes strong).
Punch is a variety of cocktails that are alcoholic and contain either fruit juice or fruit. It is traditionally drunk at parties from wide, large bowls. They should contain pieces of fruit when served. From India to England, the punch came in the 17th century and has since been widely used in Europe. The history of the drink is very complicated and never once was solved by anyone. One version is that the home of the drink is India, and the name comes from the local language from the word «punch», which means five. This number of components was included in the ancient punch, which is not known today.
Pisco is a South American liqueur (brandy, vodka — all depends on the area) made of grapes. The drink was created in the 16th century by settlers from Spain. Today, it is still produced by settlements in Chile and Peru. Pisco is rightly considered the national drink in these countries, as well as a subject of dispute, because they can not decide who has the right to distribute and produce the beverage. Pisco is a grape vodka produced according to an ancient recipe from grapes grown on Peruvian soil. There are known areas that produce pisco, which are defined by legislation. The coasts of Ica, Lima, Moquegua, Arequipa and the valleys of Sama and Locumba are the places where alcoholic beverages are produced. Ordinary squeaky has a light yellow colour, as well as sweetness and pleasant woody notes at first sip.
Sambuca is an Italian liqueur that has anise flavor. It is often a colourless liquid that has a specific odour and alcohol content of 38-42%. However, there are red and dark kinds of the drink. It is made of sugar, wheat alcohol, extract from berries or elderberry flowers, star anise and certain aromatic herbs. Manufacturers do not disclose the exact composition. Sambuca is a business card for many Italian companies, because its production is engaged even more than a dozen manufacturers.
The Caucasus. Chacha
Chacha is an alcoholic beverage, which is prepared in the countries of the North Caucasus of their grapes. The drink can be attributed to representatives of brandy, it is a strong alcohol, as the alcohol content can reach 60%. Italian grappa is considered the analogue of chacha. Real chacha can be found only in Abkhazia or Georgia, because local winemakers are aware of special secrets in the technology of production of such a unique drink. Grape chacha is absolutely transparent, and also has a pronounced aroma, softness of taste and special purity. The fortress is about 50%.
Grappa, better known as grappa wine, is a grape alcoholic beverage from Italy, which has a fortress of 40-50%. It is produced by distilling grape push-ups (in their name the French word marc often flashes). Initially, grappa was made for recycling of waste that remained after the wine season, but began to gain popularity, bring income and went into mass production. Today, the drink can be bought anywhere in the world.