The term spirit refers to a distilled beverage that contains no added sugar and has at least 20% alcohol by volume. Popular spirits include brandy, fruit brandy (also known as Schnapps), gin, rum, tequila, vodka, and whisky. Though in common usage, all alcoholic beverages other than beer and wine are generally referred to simply as spirits.
Distilled Spirits Facts, Ratings & Reviews
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Types of Cocktail Drinks
The origin of the word "cocktail" will never be known for sure. Theories range from glasses decorated with tail feathers to a large ceramic rooster filled with leftover drinks to a Mexican girl named Cocktel. Whatever its beginnings, the addition of flavorings and fruit juices to gin, whiskey and vodka and other liquors makes mixed drinks more palatable and for a lot of people. Read More.