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Essential Vocabulary

Bailey’s Irish Cream

A brand of Irish Cream, made of Irish whiskey blended with fresh cream, spirits and a little chocolate.

Baja Rosa

Made with imported tequila and strawberry cream liquor (17 per cent alcohol per volume). Prepared by White Rock Distilleries Inc., Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A.

Baking Soda

Rising agent used in baking.

Banana

A yellow fruit!

Banana Creme Liqueur

Creamy liqueur made either with artificial banana flavouring or produced by maceration and infusion of bananas.

Banana Juice

Beverage made with the juice of bananas.

Banana Liqueur

Liqueur produced by maceration and infusion of bananas.

Banana Milk Shake Mix

A powdered mix that is used to make banana milkshakes.

Banana Ramazotti

A banana liqueur made by Ramazotti, an Italian producer. They also make amaretto (60 proof) and sambuca (80 proof).

Banana Rum

A banana flavoured rum.

Bananas

Yellow fruits?!

Bar Mix

A mixture of lemon juice and sugar syrup (see Sour Mix in the Drink Recipes). Also called Sweet and Sour Mix.

Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue flavoured sauce.

Barenjager

It is a honey liqueur produced in Germany made with vodka, honey and some secret ingredients!

Barley

This is a non-alcoholic fruit drink (usually citrus flavours) available in the U.K. It has a murky appearance due to the barley sugar content but has a richer, fuller flavour than a standard cordial.

Beef Bouillon

Beef stock or broth.

Beefeater Dry Gin

A well-known brand of gin.

Beer

An alcoholic beverage, brewed from malted barley, sugar, hops and water.

Benedictine

A brandy-based liqueur with a secret herb formula produced by Benedictine monks in France and in Spain.

Berries

A type of fruit.

Berry Punch

A punch made of berries.

Berry Vodka

1. A berry-flavoured vodka. 2. A generic term for any berry-flavoured vodka.

Bitters

Bitter tasting spirits made of/flavoured with plant extracts, barks and roots.

Black Currant Cordial

A non-alcoholic black currant syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Black Currant Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of blackcurrant.

Black Currant Liqueur

A liqueur made from maceration and infusion of black currant.

Black Currant Squash

A non-alcoholic beverage made of filtered black currant juice

Black Currant Vodka

Vodka flavoured with black currant.

Black Haus

A brand of German blackberry schnapps, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Black Pepper

A hot condiment.

Black Raspberries

A type of raspberries.

Black Raspberry Liqueur

A liqueur made from the maceration and infusion of black raspberries.

Blackberry Brandy

A liqueur made of sugar, blackberries and brandy.

Blackberry Liqueur

A liqueur produced by the maceration of blackberries.

Blavod

A type of black vodka.

Blended Scotch Whisky

A whisky containing malt whisky and grain whisky. Twenty to forty different malt whiskies can be part of a blend.

Bloody Mary Mix

A mixture that enables you to make easy Bloody Mary just by adding vodka.

Blue Curacao

A liqueur made from white curacao and blue colouring.

Blue Hawaiian Maui Schnapps

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Blue Hawaiian Punch

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Blue Label Smirnoff

100 proof Smirnoff vodka.

Blue Raspberry Sourball Schnapps

A type of raspberry schnapps made by Hiram Walker.

Blueberries

A type of berries.

Blueberry Flavouring

A substance recreating the flavour of blueberries.

Blueberry Liqueur

A liqueur produced by maceration and infusion of blueberries.

Blueberry Schnapps

A strong dry spirit produced by the distillation of blueberries.

Bollinger Champagne

A brand of champagne.

Bols Creme de Banane

A brand of creme de banane.

Bols Peach Brandy

A brand of peach brandy.

Bombay Dry Gin

A brand of dry gin, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Bombay Saphire

A brand of gin produced in England and sold in a light blue coloured bottle (94 proof).

Boodle’s Gin

A brand of gin, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Boone Strawberry Hill Wine

It is an unexpensive wine made from citrus wines blended with strawberry flavours and with a low alcohol percentage. (Thanks to Danny-boy at Virginia Tech)

Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon Whiskey is America’s only native spirit. It is distilled from a minimum of 51% corn and a blend of barley and rye or wheat. For a product to be called ‘bourbon” it must be produced in Bourbon County. That is what makes it different from sour mash whisky. The bourbon county that matters is the old Bourbon county. When you see a label that says “Old Bourbon” it is referring to the old county and not the age of the drink. The old Bourbon county encompasses about 30 plus modern counties.

Brandy

An alcoholic spirit distilled from fermented fruits usually bottled at 80 proof.

Breakfast Cereal

That’s pretty obvious!

Brown Creme de Cacao

A dark brown liqueur made from cocoa beans.

Brown Sugar

Sugar that is not or only partially refined.

Budweiser Beer

A well-known brand of beer.

Budweiser Light Beer

A well-known brand of beer.

Bulmers Cider

A brand of cider produced in England.

Bundaberg Rum

A rum producer from Queensland, Australia.

Bundy Rum

A brand of rum.

Burgundy Wine

Wine from the famous Burgundy region of France.

Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey

A smoky flavoured whiskey produced in Ireland.

Butter

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Butter Nips Liqueur

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Butter Pats

Those are the little pieces of butter you get or used to get in restaurants.

Butter Shots

A schnapps produced by John De Kuyper & Son, Inc. (30 proof).

Butterscotch Ripple Schnapps

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Butterscotch Schnapps

A butterscotch flavoured Schnapps.

Byrrh

A bitter wine usually served as an aperitif, and produced in France.

Cabernet

A type of red wine, high in tannin and medium to full bodied with a distinctive flavour of blackcurrant. Also called Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cachaca

This can be either rum or a white sugar cane alcohol.

Cactus Cooler

A type of cooler.

Cadbury’s Chocolate Liqueur

A chocolate flavourite liqueur.

Caguamas Tecate

It is a mexican beer, darker than Corona with more flavour.

Calvados

A brandy distilled from apple cider, produced only in the French region of Normandy.

Campari

A bright red type of orange bitters named after its Italian inventor. 24 per cent alcohol by volume.

Canada Dry

A type of ginger ale.

Canadian Club

A brand of blended whisky. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Canadian Mist

A whisky produced in Collingwood, Ontario, and which contains corn and malted barley. Very light-tasting, smooth and mellow.

Canadian Whisky

A whisky mainly made of rye, usually lighter-bodied than American whiskeys. It usually matures in oak casks for 5 years, but can be bottled at 2.

Candies

We use this word for most type of sweets. If the recipe requires a specific brand it will be written in the comment section.

Candy

We use this word for most type of sweets. If the recipe requires a specific brand it will be written in the comment section.

Candyshot Syrup

Candyshots are premium liquid candy syrups imported from Sweden that are used to make colorful, candy-flavored vodka shots, candy martinis, candy mixed drinks, as well as non-alcoholic drinks.

Cantaloupe

A type of melon.

Cape Velvet Cream Liqueur

Cape Velvet comes from the country of South Africa, so named because of Cape Town. It is made by the Diageo Corp (www.diageo.com).

Cappuccino

A coffee with frothy milk on top, sprinkled with cinnamon and grated chocolate. The hot milk can be replaced by whipped cream.

Captain Morgan’s Coconut Rum

A brand of coconut flavoured rum made in Puerto Rico -See Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay Coconut Rum- (Thanks to Danny-boy at Virginia Tech)

Captain Morgan’s Parrot Bay Coconut Rum

It is another name for Captain Morgan’s Coconut Rum, a 48 proof white Puerto Rican rum with a natural coconut flavoring.

Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum

A brand of rum, ‘spice’ standing for ‘the spice of life’. 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

Caramel Liqueur

A liqueur flavoured with caramel.

Caraway Seeds

The aromatic fruit of a plant with small white flowers.

Carbonated Water

Fizzy water created in the 18th century to try to emulate naturally sparkling mineral water.

Cardamom Pods

The seeds of a tropical plant used as a strong flavoured spice.

Carob Powder

Powder made out of carob tree pods. The carob is an evergreen that grows around the Mediterranean.

Carolans Irish Cream Liqueur

A brand of Irish Cream Liqueur made in Ireland by TJ Carolan and Son Ltd. 17 per cent alcohol per volume.

Carrot

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Cayenne Pepper

A very hot spice made from the dried seeds of capsicums (a type of pepper).

Celery Salt

A condiment often used with tomato juice based drinks.

Cereal

Any brand of breakfast cereal.

Chambord Raspberry Liqueur

A well-know brand of raspberry liqueur.

Champagne

1. The most refined sparkling wine, produced only in the Champagne region of France. 2. The region where the champagne is made. Only champagne made in Champagne should be called ‘champagne’. On some other similar sparkling wines you may find ‘methode champenoise’, thus meaning that the wine does not come from the Champagne region, but that it was produced following the method used in Champagne.

Chartreuse

An herb liqueur created by Carthusian monks. You can find two versions of the liqueur (see Green Chartreuse and Yellow Chartreuse). In France, the monks also produce an Elixir which is 76% alcohol, sold in very small quantities and which is intended to cure things like soar throats and other such ailments. Then there is the V. E.P. Chartreuse, which comes in both a green and yellow variety (108 and 84 proof respectfully) and has a very long aging in oak barrels. VEP stands of Vieillissement Extrement Prolonge (Extremely prolonged aging). They only manufacture a small quantity of these bottles every year and it is a fantastic after dinner drink. Thank you to Patrick Gengoux for providing most valuable information.

Cheese

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Chemineaud Fine Brandy

A brand of fine brandy.

Cherries

Fruit of the cherry tree. You can find cherries from bright red to black.

Cherry

(See Cherries)

Cherry Brandy

A grape brandy flavoured with cherries.

Cherry Cider

Cherry flavoured cider.

Cherry Cola

Cherry flavoured cola.

Cherry Cordial

A non-alcoholic cherry syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Cherry Grand Marnier

The making of Cherry Marnier involves the use of Dalmatian cherries, famous for their outstanding flavour and the quality of their pulp. After delivery to Neauphle-le-Chateau (France), the cherries are crushed and then macerated for a long period of time in brandy and sugar syrup. Following control and checking of the degree of alcohol, Cherry Marnier is bottled at the Gaillon plant. Cherry Marnier, a particularly full-flavoured liqueur, is made available to the consumer in a bottle featuring an original, easily-recognized design.

Cherry Heering

A famous brand of cherry flavoured liqueur.

Cherry Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of cherries.

Cherry Liqueur

A cherry based liqueur. There are many ways to make cherry liqueur: by maceration, by infusion, etc. See our drink database to find some recipes.

Cherry Pucker

An cherry-flavoured schnapps made By De Kuyper. 30 proof.

Cherry Syrup

A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with cherry (flavouring can be artificial or natural).

Cherry Vodka

Cherry flavoured vodka.

Cherry Whiskey

Cherry flavoured whiskey liqueur.

Cherry-Berry Schnapps

A type of schnapps made with cherries and various berries.

Chicken Bouillon

Chicken stock or broth.

Chicken Broth

Chicken bouillon usually served hot.

Chocolate

Come on, you know what chocolate is!

Chocolate Brandy

A liqueur made of a blend of chocolate and brandy.

Chocolate Ice Cream

A chocolate flavoured ice cream.

Chocolate Liqueur

Chocolate flavoured liqueur, made from cocoa beans.

Chocolate Milk

Chocolate flavoured milk.

Chocolate Mint Liqueur

Mint and chocolate flavoured liqueur.

Chocolate Syrup

A sweet, thick liquid used for cooking or baking, and flavoured with chocolate.

Cider

An alcoholic drink made from the fermentation of apple juice. You can have different varieties (strong, dry, medium, sweet), each having a different alcohol content.

Cinnamon

The aromatic bark of a tropical East Indian tree, used as a spice in cooking and baking.

Cinnamon Schnapps

A cinnamon flavoured strong dry spirit.

Cinnamon Stick

Stick from the aromatic bark of a tropical East Indian tree.

Cinnamon Sticks

(See Cinnamon Stick)

Cisco

Cisco is a wine that was very common in the early to mid 90’s and is still around. It comes in a variety of flavours and the alcohol content ranges from 13% to 19% depending on the flavour.

Citra

A lemon-lime flavoured soda.

Citric Acid

Citric acid is used either to give tartness or (when mixed with water) to wash off wax from fruits and vegetables.

Citrus Juice

Usually a beverage made from the juice of oranges, lemons and limes.

Citrus Vodka

Citrus flavoured vodka.

Clam

A bivalve sea creature with an edible body.

Clam Juice

A drink made with water and clam juice.

Clamato Juice

A drink made with tomato and clam juice.

Claret

Common name given to the red wines of the Bordeaux wine region in France.

Clear Springs

A type of everclear, 190 proof.

Cloudberry Liqueur

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Clove

Dried unexpanded flower bud of the clove-tree, a tree from the myrtle family.

Cloves

Dried unexpanded flower buds of the clove-tree, a tree from the myrtle family.

Club Soda

A clear carbonated soda used mainly for mixing.

Coca Cola

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Cocktail Sauce

Used in serving seafood.

Coco Lopez

A coconut cream that comes in a can and contains all the fats in coconut.

Cocoa Cream

A cocoa-flavoured liqueur made from cacao beans; Between 25-30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Cocoa Powder

A powder made by roasting and grinding cocoa beans

Coconut

Fruit of the palm tree.

Coconut Cream

A liqueur made from rum, with coconut flavouring.

Coconut Essence

A liquid extracted from the coconut and used as a flavouring (natural or artificial).

Coconut Liqueur

A liqueur produced by the maceration of coconut in white rum.

Coconut Milk

Milky liquid found in the coconut.

Coconut Rum

Coconut flavoured rum.

Coconut Syrup

A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with coconut (flavouring can be artificial or natural).

Coconuts

(See Coconut)

Cocoribe

A liqueur produced in the USA and made from coconut milk and white rum.

Coffee

A beverage made of water and ground roasted seeds of a tall tropical shrub. Usually drank hot.

Coffee Beans

Seeds of a tall tropical shrub, usually roasted to make the famous addictive coffee!

Coffee Brandy

A liqueur made of a blend of coffee and brandy.

Coffee Ice Cream

A coffee flavoured ice cream.

Coffee Liqueur

A spirit based liqueur flavoured with coffee.

Coffeemate

Artificial coffee whitener.

Cognac

You’ve probably heard this: “All cognac is brandy but not all brandy is cognac”. To be called cognac a brandy must be made from a certain type of grape that grows only in the area of Cognac, western France. It is rated the best brandy in the world, smooth with a heady scent. Subtle differences in the blending and aging process also account for the market taste differences between brands and products of the same brand (i.e. VS and VSOP). Just a little extra information: VS means Very Special; VSOP means Very Special Old Pale; XO means Extra Old.

Cointreau

A liqueur made from brandy and orange peel, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Cola

The name of a sweet, brown carbonated soda, made from a blend of essence and herbs. Non-alcoholic.

Cola Tonic

Also spelt Kola Tonic. It is basically a concentrated Coca Cola, without the fizz, thick, sticky, sweet and dark brown. Non-alcoholic and used in cocktails to sweeten them.

Collins Mix

It’s a bitter but slightly sugary mix. (Thanks to Danny-boy at Virginia Tech)

Condensed Milk

Milk thickened by evaporation, with or without added sugar.

Cooler

A fizzy drink with an alcoholic base (vodka/rum/wine, etc.) and different flavourings.

Copa de Ora

A brand of coffee liqueur.

Coriander

Dried seeds of the coriander plant used as a spice.

Cork Gin

A brand of dry gin produced in Ireland.

Corn nuts

The nuts from a corn cob.

Corn Syrup

A sweet, thick liquid made with water, sugar and molasses.

Country Time Lemonade

A non-alcoholic soft drink made with lemon juice, pulp, water and sugar.

Courvoisier Cognac

A very famous brand of cognac.

Crab Apple

A bitter tasting apple.

Cracker

Dry cookie, usually salty, and often served with cheese.

Crackers

(See Cracker).

Cranapple Juice

A mixture of apple and cranberry juice.

Cranberries

A type of edible red berry very popular in North America and used for juice, sauce, cocktails, etc.

Cranberry Ginger Ale

Ginger Ale flavoured with cranberry.

Cranberry Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of cranberries.

Cranberry Liqueur

A liqueur produced by the maceration of cranberries.

Cranberry Sauce

A thick sauce made with cranberries, water and sugar.

Cranberry Vodka

A cranberry-flavoured vodka.

Cranberry-Raspberry Juice

A mixture of cranberry and raspberry juice.

Cranberry-Strawberry Juice

A mixture of cranberry and strawberry juice.

Crangrape Juice

A mixture of cranberry and grape juice.

Cream

Oily part of the milk which rises and collects on the top.

Cream Cheese

A rich soft white cheese made from soured cream and milk.

Cream Sherry

An extremely sweet sherry.

Cream Soda

The name of a vanilla flavoured carbonated soda. Non-alcoholic.

Creme d’Almond

The USA name for Creme de Noyau, a liqueur made of peach kernels (See Creme de Noyau).

Creme d’Armagnac

A smooth liqueur derived from Armagnac.

Creme de Banane

A banana-flavoured liqueur made by infusion and maceration; Usually 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Cacao

A liqueur made from cocoa beans and flavoured with cocoa. Between 25-30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Cafe

A brown and sweetened liqueur made from spirit extracts of coffee; Between 26-31 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Cassis

A blackcurrant liqueur made from both infusion and maceration methods; Between 18-25 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Coconut

A liqueur made from rum, with coconut flavouring.

Creme de Framboise

A raspberry liqueur made from both infusion and maceration methods.

Creme de Menthe

A peppermint-flavoured liqueur that can be found colourless or green; 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Noyeaux

An almond-flavoured liqueur produced in France and available in pink or white. 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme de Violette

A violet-flavoured liqueur made with the oil of violets and vanilla; 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Creme Yvette

A violet coloured liqueur made from Parma violets, but now almost impossible to find since the production has stopped.

Crown Royal

A brand of blended De Luxe Canadian Whisky (your Webmixer’s favourite!) 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Crystal Light

Powder mix to which you add water to obtain a low-calorie flavoured drink.

Cuarenta Y Tres

Cuarenta Y Tres is a Spanish liqueur with a pleasant vanilla flavour. The history of this liqueur goes back to around 200 BC. The formula has been passed down through all this time and contains over 43 basic elements which is mainly fruits and herbs. It is also called Licor 43.

Cuervo Gold Tequila

A well-know brand of tequila; gold referring to the colour of the liquor.

Cuervo Tequila

A well-know brand of tequila.

Curacao

An orange flavoured liqueur made from dried bitter orange peel.

Curry Leaves

The leaves of the Murraya koenigii plant, used in traditional curries of Southern Indian and Sri Lanka, it is closely related to citrus plants. (Thanks to Danny-boy at Virginia Tech)

Cutty Sark

A brand of blended Scots whisky produced in Glasgow. 43 per cent alcohol per volume.

Cynar

An aperitif made with artichokes and flavoured with quinine.

Daquiri Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, lime puree, etc. and that enables you to make easy cocktails, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Dark Brown Sugar

Sugar that is not or only partially refined.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate with a high content of cocoa.

Dark Puerto Rican Rum

Dark rum made in Puerto Rico!

Dark Rum

Aged rum, sometimes coloured with caramel.

Dates

Dark-brown, sweet tasting fruits of the date palm-tree.

De Kuyper Apple Barrel Schnapps

A brand of apple barrel schnapps.

De Kuyper Blue Curacao

A brand of blue curacao.

De Kuyper Cinnamon Schnapps

A brand of cinnamon schnapps.

De Kuyper Key Largo Schnapps

A tropical fruit schnapps produced at 30 proof.

De Kuyper Peachtree Schnapps

A brand of Peachtree schnapps.

De Kuyper Spearmint Schnapps

A brand of spearmint schnapps.

De Kuyper Wild Strawberry Schnapps

A brand of wild strawberry schnapps.

Different at every bar!

Pretty self-explanatory!

Dill Pickle Juice

The juice remaining in a jar of pickles when you’ve finished them. If you haven’t finished the pickles make a few sandwiches!!

Dill Sauce

Sauce flavoured with dill.

Dom Perignon

Well-know brand of champagne.

Double Cream

Thick cream.

Double Espresso

Pretty self explanatory! (See Espresso)

Dr Pepper

The name of a sweet, brown carbonated soda. Non-alcoholic.

Dr. McGillicuddy’s

Dr. McGillicuddy’s makes a mentholmint schnapps and a vanilla schnapps. They are produced in Canada at 48 Proof.

Drambuie

Whisky made on the Isle of Skye (Scotland), flavoured with honey and herbs. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Dry Champagne

A type of champagne (not sweet).

Dry Cider

A type of cider (opposed to sweet).

Dry Gin

A type of gin, light in flavour but the aroma is still good.

Dry Ice

1. A solid carbon dioxide used as a refrigerant. 2. Fancy smoke you have in discos.

Dry Martini

Well-known brand name for an Italian vermouth.

Dry Red Wine

Red wine that lacks sweetness (there is no unfermented sugar left in the wine).

Dry Sake

A type of sake.

Dry Sherry

A type of sherry with a low sugar content -as opposed to sweet sherry.

Dry Sparkling Wine

A type of sparkling wine with no sweet taste.

Dry Vermouth

A type of dry vermouth. (See Vermouth)

Dry White Port

A dry port wine made from white grapes only.

Dry White Sparkling Wine

A type of white sparkling wine with no sweet taste.

Dry White Wine

A type of white wine with no sweet taste.

Dubonnet

A type of vermouth made from a mixture of wines from the south of France, spices and aged herbs. Made in Paris since 1846. You can find Dubonnet Blanc (white) or Rouge (red) all at 17 per cent alcohol by volume.

Dutch Curacao

Curacao produced in the Netherlands.

Dutch Genever Gin

It is a type of gin mainly produced in the Netherlands. Of very superior quality, its production is very similar to the one of malt whisky, with juniper and flavouring added to the final product. Dutch Genever -or Jenever- gin is not recommended for cocktails.

E&J

E&J stands for Ernest and Julio Gallo, a well known wine company, which makes Boones wines, Bartles, James wine coolers and Hornsby pub draft cider.

Eagle Brand Sweetened Milk

A brand of sweetened milk.

Earl Grey Tea

A blend of Asian teas, flavoured with oil of bergamot.

Egg

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Egg Substitute

For people who are allergic to eggs. Usually comes in powder form. Is an artificial substitute for eggs.

Egg White

The whitish part of an egg!

Egg Whites

(See Egg White)

Egg Yolk

The yellow part of the egg.

Egg Yolks

(See Egg Yolk)

Eggnog

A beverage made of raw eggs, milk, sugar, spice, and liquor (traditionally rum, but now also brandy or whisky).

Eggnog Ice Cream

Eggnog-flavoured ice cream.

Eggs

(See Egg)

Espresso

Coffee made by forcing steam through the coffee grounds rather than the traditional boiling water method. Often misspelled as expresso. There is also a liqueur called Espresso produced by Stock S.P.A. from Italy at 54 proof.

Evaporated Skimmed Milk

A type of concentrated milk, however not as concentrated as pure concentrated milk.

Everclear

Everclear is 95% pure grain alcohol. (190 proof), clear in colour. There is also a product called Everclear, produced at 153 proof and an Everlclear Vodka produced at 84 Proof also. Both are made in St. Louis, Mo. U.S.A.

Expresso

(See Espresso).

Falerno

A type of wine adapted from Ancient Rome and made in Italy. Now red and white Falernos are available.

Falernum

A flavouring syrup made with ginger, lime and spices produced in the West Indies. 3 per cent alcohol per volume.

Fanta

The name of an orange carbonated soda. Non-alcoholic.

Faygo

A brand of soft drinks available in different flavours and colours.

Fennel Seed

Seed of a fragrant plant with yellow flowers.

Fernet Branca

A bitters made of herbs, with a strong medicinal flavour. Produced in France and Italy.

Finlandia Cranberry

A cranberry flavoured vodka produced by Finlandia.

Finlandia Vodka

A well-know brand of vodka produced in Finland, 40 per cent alcohol by volume. Finlandia also make a 100 proof and a pineapple vodka.

Fino Sherry

A very dry type of sherry.

Fire and Ice

It is a shot liquor that tastes like cinnamon when you swallow it, but like mint when you exhale. It’s VERY sweet and is not pleasant if you’ve had too much of it.

Firewater

What Native Americans used to call whiskey. By association, the old name for whiskey. There is also a cinnamon schnapps by the same name (100 proof).

Five Alive

A brand of frozen drink concentrate made from the juices of five different citrus fruits (orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, lime)

Food Colouring

Artificial and edible colorant mostly used in baking.

Forbidden Fruit Liqueur

A liqueur made from a particular type of grapefruit (shaddock) as well as honey and brandy. It has not been made in a number of years.

Forester

A brand of cider produced in England.

Framboise

French name for raspberry, often used to refer to raspberry schnapps.

Frangelico

A liqueur made of hazelnuts and an infusion of berries and flowers. 24 per cent alcohol by volume.

French Vanilla Ice Cream

French vanilla flavoured ice cream – the vanilla used in France has a different taste than the one used in many Anglo-Saxon countries.

French Vermouth

Vermouth produced in France (see Vermouth). It is usually drier than the Italian vermouth, and has a spicy aroma.

Fresca

A type of low calorie soft drink with a grapefruit flavour.

Fresh Fruit

Pretty self explanatory!

Frost Brandy

A brand of brandy.

Fruit

Pretty self explanatory!

Fruit Cocktail

A variety of fruits, usually diced, packaged in a glass jar or a can.

Fruit Juice

1. Juice extracted from a fruit. 2. A type of soft drink made of fruit concentrate/extract, water and sugar.

Fruit Liqueur

Liqueur made with any type of fruit. The most common way to make liqueur is to either let the fruits macerate in alcohol, or to distill them.

Fruit Punch

1. A type of soft drink flavour. 2. A cocktail made with fruit and fruit juices.

Fruit Yoghurt

Yoghurt with fruit morsels or with fruit flavour.

Fruitopia

A type of soft drink made of fruit concentrate/extract, available in multiple flavours.

Galliano

A liqueur flavoured with herbs, roots and spices made in Italy. 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

Gatorade

You know, the energy drink that many sports players use. Comes in a variety of different flavours and colours.

Gelatin

Thickener containing marrow from cows, used in baking.

Gentleman

Brand name of an American Bourbon whiskey, 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash

There are two types of this particular whiskey produced by Cascade Hollow Distillery, Tullahoma, Tn. : No.8 and No.12. No.8 is an 8 year old distilled and charcoal mellowed whiskey (80 proof). It is commonly referred to as “Black Label”. No.12 is 12 years old (90 proof) and referred to as “White Label”.

Gewurztraminer

A delicious medium to dry white wine high in sugar but low in acid. Buy a bottle from Alsace, France and you are in for a great experience. On a personal note, the ice wine made from the Gewurztraminer grape is to die for!

Gilbey’s Gin

A brand of gin.

Gin

An alcoholic drink distilled from malted grain and flavoured with juniper berries. Invented by a Dutch chemist in the 17th century as a remedy it was brought to England and developed there as a favorite liquor for the working class.

Ginger

Root-stock of a tropical plant used in cookery, medicine or sugared and eaten as a sweet.

Ginger Ale

In Britain it’s a non-alcoholic fizzy drink flavoured with ginger or essence of ginger and coloured with caramel. In North America it’s a non-alcoholic, lemon-flavoured fizzy drink.

Ginger Beer

A drink made by the fermentation of root ginger, sugar, water and yeast with a very low alcohol content.

Ginger Brandy

A ginger-flavoured brandy.

Ginger Root

(See Ginger)

Ginger Wine

A wine with a grape base to which ginger, spices, herbs and fruits have been added.

Godiva Liqueur

It is a chocolate liqueur available in white or dark chocolate. 17 per alcohol per volume.

Gold Puerto Rican Rum

Gold rum originating from Puerto Rico.

Gold Rum

A type of rum, with a strong flavour and a certain sweetness.

Golden Pear

Golden Pear liqueur is a imitation pear liqueur from Hungary (60 proof).

Goldenbarr Chocolate Vodka

A chocolate flavoured vodka imported from Ukraine. Made from a secret recipe, Goldenbarr has the smoothness, flavor, and delicate aroma of chocolate. It is 80 proof.

Goldschlager

It is a cinnamon schnapps liqueur with 24k gold flakes floating in the bottle. Made in Switzerland and 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Goldwasser

A clear herb-flavoured liqueur with pieces of gold leaf in it. The original was made by the firm of Danziger and has a flavour of aniseed & caraway they also made a Silverwasser with flakes of silver in the bottle.

Gomme Syrup

A type of syrup used to sweeten cocktails (non-alcoholic).

Gordon’s Dry Gin

A famous type of dry gin made in England.

Gordon’s Gin

A famous type of gin made in England.

Gordon’s Wildberry Vodka

A wildberry flavoured vodka, produced by Gordon’s.

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum

A brand of rum.

Grain Alcohol

It is ethanol, made from the distillation of fermented grains and containing more or less 10% of water.

Gran Gala

A triple orange liqueur.

Grand Marnier

A cognac based liqueur flavoured with orange peel. You can find two versions of Grand Marnier: the high quality Cordon Rouge (see Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge) and the Cordon Jaune (lower quality, and lower alcohol content).

Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge

A cognac-based orange liqueur, enjoys an exclusive and inimitable status worldwide. The cognac used in production is aged at Chateau de Bourg, in the heart of the Charente region (France). Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is actually produced at Neauphle-le-Chateau. After lengthy maceration followed by distillation, the orange peels yield a flavoured spirit that, when carefully proportioned and blended with the cognac and sugar syrup, will produce Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge. Subsequently, successive heating and cooling processes produce the constants necessary for stabilizing the degree of alcohol wherever the final destination of the product (hot or cold climates). Last but not least, prior to bottling, Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is aged in oak casks and is carefully filtered several times.

Granulated Sugar

Sugar sold in the form of little grains.

Grape Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of grapes. Can either be red or white.

Grape Pucker

It is a tart grape liquor made by De Kuyper.

Grape Soda

Soda flavoured with grape.

Grapefruit

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Grapefruit Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of grapefruits.

Grapefruit Soda

Soda flavoured with grapefruit.

Grapefruits

(See Grapefruit)

Grapes

Round, sweet, juicy berries with a red or white skin. Essential to the making of wine!

Grappa

1. The name of an Italian brandy made from the stalks of grapes. It can be found in 4 main categories: Young, aged, aromatic and flavoured (of course numerous variations exist in these categories). 2. A liquor distilled from cane sugar, flavoured with aniseed and made in South America.

Green Apple Pucker

A brand of green apple schnapps made by De Kuyper.

Green Chartreuse

The Green Chartreuse is the only green liqueur in the world with a completely natural colour. It is powerful and different. Only three brothers know the names of the 130 plants and how to blend and to distill them. They are also the only ones who know which plants they have to macerate to produce the green and yellow colours. And they alone supervise the low aging in oak casks. The ingredients found in the Green Chartreuse are alcohol, sugar, 130 plants and flowers. Alcohol content : 55% (110° proof US).

Green Creme de Menthe

A green peppermint-flavoured liqueur; 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Green Curacao

A liqueur made from Curacao and green colouring.

Green Ginger Wine

A type of wine produced in England, made from dried grapes, pure root ginger and aged for 9 months.

Green Grenadine

A non-alcoholic green syrup.

Grenadine

A non-alcoholic red syrup often used for colouring in cocktails. Also adds a bit of sugar in harsh drinks.

Ground Coffee

Ground coffee beans.

Guava Juice

Concentrate of guava mixed with water and sugar.

Guava Syrup

A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with guava (flavouring can be artificial or natural).

Guavaberry Liqueur

Actually called Guavaberry Island Folk Liqueur, it is produced in Saint Marten. If you have more information on this product, please let us know about it.

Guinness

A very famous stout coming from Ireland.

Guinness Extra Stout

A very famous stout coming from Ireland -but this one is extra stout!

Haagen Dazs Cream Liqueur

Haagen Dazs Cream Liqueur is made by Hiram Walker & Sons. It is 34 proof.

Half and Half Cream

A type of light cream.

Hammer Vodka

A brand of vodka.

Hanson’s Energy Drink

A brand of energy drink.

Harvest Pear Schnapps

A brand of pear schnapps produced by John De Kuyper & Son (45 Proof).

Harveys Bristol Cream Sherry

A famous cream sherry (very sweet sherry) made by Harveys in Bristol (England).

Hawaiian Fruit Punch

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Hazelnut Liqueur

A liqueur made with hazelnuts.

Heavy Cream

A type of cream often used to make whipped cream.

Herradura Gold Tequila

Herradura is a high end tequila; they also make a silver label.

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

A sweet, thick liquid used for cooking or baking, and flavoured with chocolate; made by Hershey, an American brand.

Hi-C

A brand of soft drink available in different flavours.

Hing

A type of oriental spice.

Honey

A sweet, edible, sticky substance made by bees once they have collected the nectar of flowers.

Honey Jagermeister

Jagermeister flavoured with honey. (See Jagermeister)

Honey Vodka

Honey-flavoured vodka made by Palmos (80 proof)

Hoopers Hooch

An alcoholic lemon drink made with the juice of real lemons. 4.7 per cent alcohol per volume.

Horseradish

A coarse condiment used with meat and dips and made from horseradish root.

Hot Chocolate

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Hot Damn

Brand name of a red cinnamon schnapps. It can be bought in both 80 and 100 proof. (Thanks Ryan!)

Hot Sauce

That can be two things: It can either be a sauce that is hot (opposed to cold) or, more generally, refer to a spicy sauce.

Hot Sex

It is a kind of chocolate spice mix.

Ice 101

It is a 101 proof peppermint schnapps that is produced by Firewater Inc. (Thanks to Danny-boy at Virginia Tech)

Ice Cream

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Iced Tea

A beverage made of cold brewed tea and ice. Can be flavoured with various fruits (e.g. lemon, peach) or plants (e.g. mint) and sweetened with sugar.

Iced Tea Mix

A powder or liquid to which you simply add water and ice to make an iced tea.

Icing Sugar

A very finely ground sugar often used in baking.

Instant Coffee

Dehydrated fresh brewed coffee, usually sold in granulated form. You just have to add water to obtain a coffee beverage.

Instant Hot Chocolate Mix

A powder that helps you make hot chocolate with either just hot water or hot milk.

Irish Cream

A smooth, creamy, light brown liqueur with a whiskey base.

Irish Mist

A liqueur with a whiskey base and flavoured with honey and herbs. 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

Irish Whiskey

A whiskey made from malted cereals, barley, water and yeast. It is passed through the still 3 times (therefore has a high alcohol level), blended and aged minimum 5 years in used Sherry casks.

Irn-Bru

A brand of soft drinks sold in the UK.

Isolabella

A tangerine liqueur made in Italy.

Italian Dry Vermouth

A type of vermouth produced in Italy (see Vermouth). It is usually a bit sweeter than the French vermouth.

Italian Sweet Vermouth

A type of sweet vermouth produced in Italy (see Vermouth).

Italian Vermouth

Italian-made vermouth (see Vermouth).

Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktail

Pre-mixed drinks made with Jack Daniel’s Whiskey. The current line-up of flavours includes Red-Eyed Jack, Lynchburg Lemonade, Downhome Punch, Mountain Sipper, Blackberry Jack, Watermelon Spike, Cactus Kicker, Hurricane Punch, Tennessee Tea, Applejack, and Wildberry Jack.

Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

A sour mash whiskey made in Tennessee, USA. 45 per cent alcohol by volume.

Jagermeister

A dark red herb liqueur made in Germany. It’s a hunter’s favourite in Europe.

Jalapeno Juice

Liquid from Jalapeno Peppers. Very hot!!

Jalapeno Pepper

A type of strong Mexican pepper.

Jamaica Rum

A dark rum made from molasses.

Jamaica White Rum

A white rum made in Jamaica.

Jameson’s Irish Whiskey

A type of Irish whiskey, matured in American oak barrels and made by a famous Irish whiskey produced.

JELLO

Famous brand name of jelly sold in North America. (Yes, we know it should be spelt JELL-O, but the dash causes errors in our search engine. Sorry!)

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey

The name of a sour mash bourbon made in Kentucky, USA.

Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch

A famous De Luxe blended scotch whisky made in Scotland. 43 per cent alcohol by volume.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch

A very special malt produced in small quantities and very, very expensive.

Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch

A well-known blended scotch whisky made in Scotland.

Johnnie Walker Scotch

Any scotch whisky produced by John Walker and Sons (see Johnnie Walker Black Label Scotch and Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch). There are other different sorts, like Johnnie Walker Green Label Scotch, Johnnie Walker150, etc.

Jolt Cola

A brand of cola high in caffeine.

Jones Soda

Brand name a company producing sodas of the same name available in different colours and flavours.

Jose Cuervo

Name of a famous producer of tequila.

Jose Cuervo Gold Tequila

A type of tequila, gold in colour, sold by Jose Cuervo.

Juice

1. Juice extracted from a fruit. 2. A type of soft drink made of fruit concentrate/extract, water and sugar.

Kahlua

A coffee liqueur produced in Mexico. 26 per cent alcohol by volume.

Kamora

A coffee liquor produced in Mexico. 26.5 per cent alcohol per volume.

Kerns Coconut & Pineapple Nectar

The brand name of a coconut and pineapple nectar.

Kibowi

A kiwi liqueur made in Holland and 40 proof.

Kina Lillet

French producer of Lillet (see Lillet).

King Kobra

A brand of beer.

Kirsch

Kirsh is a white brandy distilled from cherries and usually aged in a paraffin lined cask to prevent it from taking on the color of the wood. It is also another name for cherry schnapps.

Kiwi

We’re pretty sure you know what a kiwi is! But just in case…It’s a small, oval fruit with a brown ‘furry’ skin and green flesh.

Kiwi Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of kiwis.

Kiwi Lime Soda Water

A soft drink flavoured with kiwi and lime.

Kiwi Liqueur

A kiwi-flavoured liqueur.

Kiwi Strawberry Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of kiwis and strawberries.

Kiwis

See Kiwi!

Kool-Aid

Powder mix to which you add water to obtain a fruit flavoured drink (multiple flavours).

Koskenkorva Peach

A sweet Finish vodka flavoured with peach.

Kummel

A clear liqueur distilled from grain alcohol and flavoured with caraway and anise seeds.

La Grande Passion Liqueur

It is a fine liqueur made with Armagnac, brandy, flavoured with passion fruit and other natural flavours. La Grande Passion is manufactured by the same French company that creates Grand Marnier.

Lager

Blonde beer fermented for a long time before being bottled.

Lambrusco

A red and sparkling wine made from the lambrusco grape and mainly produced in Italy.

Lava Schnapps

A red hot and spicy cinnamon flavoured schnapps produced by Hiram Walker.

Lemon

We’re pretty sure you know what a lemon is! But just in case…It’s an oval, yellow, juicy tropical fruit, with a rather acid taste.

Lemon Bar Mix

It’s an unsweetened substitute for lemon juice, available in powder or in liquid concentrate.

Lemon Juice

Juice from a lemon. (See Lemon)

Lemon Lime Juice

Juice made of a mix of lemon and lime.

Lemon Lime Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, lemon and lime puree, etc. that enables you to make easy cocktails like daiquiris and margaritas, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Lemon Lime Soda

A soda flavoured with lemon and lime. Non-alcoholic.

Lemon Liqueur

A lemon flavoured liqueur.

Lemon Peel

The skin of the lemon. Often used as a garnish.

Lemon Soda

A soda flavoured with lemon. Non-alcoholic.

Lemon Syrup

A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with lemon.

Lemon Vodka

A lemon-flavoured vodka.

Lemonade

In North America, it’s a non-alcoholic soft drink made with lemon juice, water and sugar. In Britain, it’s a non-alcoholic, lemon-flavoured, fizzy drink.

Lemonade Mix

A powder mix to make easy lemonade just by adding water.

Lemonchello

An brand of Italian lemon cordial.

Lemons

(See Lemon)

Leroux Banana Liqueur

A banana liqueur made in the USA by Leroux, a famous liqueur producer.

Leroux Pina Colada Schnapps

A pina colada-flavoured liqueur made in the USA by Leroux, a famous liqueur producer.

Licor 43

Licor 43 is a Spanish liqueur with a pleasant vanilla flavour. The history of this liqueur goes back to around 200 BC. The formula has been passed down through all this time and contains over 43 basic elements which is mainly fruits and herbs. It is also called Cuarenta Y Tres. (See Cuarenta Y Tres)

Licorice Liqueur

A licorice-flavoured liqueur.

Lift

A lemon lime soda.

Light Beer

Beer with a lower count of calories and alcohol!

Light Cream

A type of cream made with skimmed milk, often reduced in calories.

Light Rum

A type of rum that is light in body and aged for 3 years or more. You may find light rum in different colours, ranging from white to silver to gold.

Lilikoi Syrup

Lilikoi is the Hawaian name for the passion fruit (from Lilikoi.com). So Lilikoi is a passion fruit syrup! :)

Lillet

A light, medium dry French aperitif (red or white) made with herbs, spices and fruits fortified with French Brandy, and a Bordeaux wine base.

Lime

We’re pretty sure you know what a lime is! But just in case…It’s a small, oval, green, juicy tropical fruit, with a rather acid taste and rich in vitamin C.

Lime Bar Mix

It’s an unsweetened substitute for lime juice, available in powder or in liquid concentrate.

Lime Cordial

1. A non-alcoholic lime syrup (see Syrup, definition 2). 2. A mixture of concentrated lime juice and sugar, often used in cocktails.

Lime Juice

Juice from a lime. (See Lime)

Lime Liqueur

A lime flavoured liqueur.

Lime Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, and lime puree, etc. that enables you to make easy cocktails like daiquiris and margaritas, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Lime Soda

A soda flavoured with lime. Non-alcoholic.

Lime Vodka

A lime-flavoured vodka.

Limeade

A soft drink made with sweetened lime juice and carbonated water.

Limes

(See Lime)

Linie Akvavit

The most widely diffused and exported brand of Norwegian Akvavit.

Liquor

A name used in the USA to designate an alcoholic beverage, usually distilled rather than fermented, without any reference to its liquid composition.

Loganberry Juice

A type of raspberry juice, loganberries being raspberries from Logan.

London Dry Gin

1. A brand of very dry gin made around London. 2. Any very dry gin.

Long Island Iced Tea Mix

A combinaison of alcohol to which you only have to add ice, lime juice and cola in order to make a Long-Island Iced Tea.

Lychee Nuts

The fruits of a Chinese tree. The lychee nut has a red-brown shell, a whitish skin and is very perfumy.

Mace

Spice made from the dried outer casting of the nutmeg.

Mad Melon Watermelon Schnapps

The brand name of a schnapps flavoured with melon and watermelon.

Madeira

A fortified wine produced in the island of Maderia, a possession of Portugal. The wine is aged between 4 to 6 months in casks in a very warm chamber.

Maggi Seasoning

A strong liquid seasoning made by Maggi.

Mainstay Cane

The brand name of a double distilled cane liquor made in South Africa.

Makers Mark

A brand of bourbon.

Malibu Rum

A coconut flavoured rum, 28 per cent alcohol by volume.

Malt Liquor

An alcoholic beverage made in the USA, in the same manner as beer, but with a much higher alcoholic content. Each state sets the maximum permitted alcohol level, 8 degree being the max.

Mandarine Napoleon

A liqueur made of rare tangerines, whose skins are macerated in grape brandy. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Mandrin Liqueur

A liqueur flavoured with mandarin oranges, which are small and similar to tangarines in taste.

Mango

An oval tropical fruit with a smooth rind and an orange, sweet juicy flesh.

Mango Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of mangoes.

Mango Liqueur

A mango flavoured liqueur.

Manila Dark Rum

A brand of dark rum produced in the Philippine Islands.

Maple Syrup

A very sweet syrup made from the sap of the sugar maple.

Maraschino Cherries

Cherries used as a garnish and preserved in or flavoured with Maraschino liqueur (can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic).

Maraschino Cherry Juice

Juice flavoured with Maraschino cherries.

Maraschino Liqueur

A cherry liqueur made from Maraska cherries grown in Dalmatia. They are sour cherries, tasting a bit like bitter almonds. 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Marasquin

A cherry flavoured liqueur made from the distillation of green cherry kernels, and produced by De Kuyper.

Margarita Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, and lime puree, etc. that enables you to make easy margaritas, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Martini and Rossi Dry Vermouth

A well-known brand of Italian vermouth (see Vermouth).

Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth

A well-known brand of Italian vermouth (see Vermouth).

Martini Bianco

A type of white Italian vermouth produced by the famous Martini and Rossi (see Vermouth).

Martini Rosso

A type of red Italian vermouth produced by the famous Martini and Rossi (see Vermouth).

Maui Tropical

Maui Tropical is a fruity liquor.

Mayonnaise

You probably know what this is!

Medium Sherry

A type of sherry, between dry and sweet.

Mello-Yellow

It’s a kind of lemon-lime soda, like Mountain Dew.

Melon

The large fruit of trailing plants, with a hard rind and juicy flesh as well as seeds in the middle. You have different varieties, the most common ones being the Cantaloupe and the Honeydew.

Melon Deoria

A watermelon-flavoured liqueur.

Melon Liqueur

A melon flavoured liqueur, usually made by the distillation method.

Menthe Schnapps

(See Peppermint Schnapps, “menthe” being the French for peppermint)

Mescal

Also spelt mezcal, it’s a spirit distilled like tequila, but of much inferior quality, because the cactus used to obtain the sap is not the famous blue agave.

Metaxa

A well-known brand of Greek brandy. The producers use stars to define the age of the liquor, each star denoting one year of aging.

Metaxa 7 Star

A 7 year old brandy made by Mataxa.

Metz

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Mexican Chocolate

Chocolate made from Mexican cocoa beans, mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar.

Mexican Hot Chocolate

Chocolate made from Mexican cocoa beans, mixed with cinnamon and brown sugar. It is usually blended with hot milk to serve.

Mezcal

A spirit made from the distillation of the maguey (agave) and produced in small quantities in Mexico. Also spelt mescal, it is distilled like tequila.

Midori

The brand name of a famous bright green musk melon liqueur. 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

Milk

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Mineral water

Natural spring water that can be still or sparkling. Contains lots of minerals.

Mint

Any plant with the aromatic family ‘mentha’. The leaves are used to make essential oil or for seasoning and flavouring.

Mint Brandy

A mint-flavoured brandy.

Mint Flavoured Gin

Gin flavoured with mint!

Mint Flavouring

A substance, usually in liquid from, recreating the flavour of mint.

Mint Leaf

(See Mint)

Mint Leaves

(See Mint)

Mirage

A drink made with vodka, citrus fruit and white wine, produced in England.

Molasses

A thick, brown, uncrystallized bitter syrup obtained from sugar during refining.

Monin Passion Fruit

A famous brand of passion fruit syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Moselle Wine

Wine that is produced in the Saar-Ruwer region of Germany, and through which the river Moselle runs.

Mount Gay Barbados Rum

A type of rum produced by Mount Gay, a famous distillery in the Barbados.

Mountain Dew

The name of a clear carbonated soda flavoured with citrus. Non-alcoholic.

Mozart Liqueur

An Austrian liqueur flavoured with chocolate kirsch and nougat. 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Multivitamin Juice

Beverage made with the juice of various fruits with added vitamins.

Muscat Wine

A very flavoury wine, made with the Muscat grape, a small type of grape that can be very sweet.

Muscatel

A sweet dessert wine.

Myer’s Rum

A type of rum made by the Jamaican distillery Myers. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

99 Bananas

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Nassau Orange

A bitter orange-flavoured liqueur produced in the Netherlands.

Nectarine

A type of fruit (white or yellow), close to the peach.

Nectarines

A type of fruit (white or yellow), close to the peach.

Nescafe French Vanilla Instant Coffee

A brand of instant coffee flavoured with French vanilla (see Instant Coffee).

Nestle Quick Chocolate Mix

The brand name of a popular chocolate mix to which you add milk to obtain a quick and easy chocolate milk.

Nestle Quick Strawberry Mix

The brand name of a popular strawberry mix to which you add milk to obtain a quick and easy strawberry milk.

Noilly Prat

A French vermouth made with 40 different herbs (see Vermouth). 17 per cent alcohol by volume.

Nutmeg

A brown spice made from a tropical tree that you can find either in the form of a nut or ground.

151 Proof Rum

A type of rum with a high content of alcohol (75.5 per cent alcohol by volume).

Oatmeal

Come on, you know what oatmeal is!

Ocean Spray Juice

A brand of fruit juice available in multiple flavours.

Ojen

A dry anise liquor made in Spain. 42 per cent alcohol by volume.

Olive Brine

The solution made of salt and water in which olives are kept when put in jars. It has a strong olive taste due to the maceration of the olives.

Olives

The fruits (black or green) of a Mediterranean tree, eaten as a relish, pressed to make olive oil or used as a garnish in cocktails.

Orange

We’re pretty sure you know what an orange is! But just in case…It’s a round, orange, juicy tropical fruit, with a sweet taste.

Orange Banana Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of oranges and bananas.

Orange Bitters

A type of bitters with an orange base widely used in cocktails.

Orange Brandy

An orange-flavoured brandy.

Orange Curacao

A type of Curacao originally made with oranges from the Island of Curacao.

Orange Flower Water

An essence of orange flower made by the distillation method and often used in cooking.

Orange Gin

An orange flavoured gin made by macerating orange peels in gin for up to 2 months. You can find it sweetened or unsweetened.

Orange Grapefruit Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of oranges and grapefruits.

Orange Juice

Beverage made with the juice of oranges.

Orange Liqueur

An orange flavoured liqueur made either by the maceration method or the infusion method.

Orange Mango Juice

Beverage made with the juice of oranges and mangoes.

Orange Soda

A soda flavoured with orange. Non-alcoholic.

Orange Syrup

A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with orange.

Oranges

(See Orange)

Oregano

A sweet smelling herb used as a seasoning and in pizzas!

Oreo Chocolate Cookies

A type of chocolate flavoured cookies with white icing in the middle.

Orgeat Syrup

A bitter almond flavoured syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Ouzo

Greek aperitif with a strong anise flavour. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Ovaltine

Chocolate flavoured drink than you mix with milk. It was very popular in the late ’40s and early 50’s and purported to have a nutritional value.

Oyster

A shell fish. Sometimes eaten raw and sometimes containing a pearl. Save the pearl…it may be worth something!!

Pacharan

Typical liquor from the north of Spain (Basque Country and Navarra) made from sloes infused in base alcohol.

Papaya

A large tropical fruit, not dissimilar to the mango.

Papaya Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of papayas.

Papaya Nectar

Concentrate of papayas mixed with water and sugar.

Papaya Syrup

A non-alcoholic, filtered papaya syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Paprika

A mild powdered seasoning made from red peppers.

Parfait Amour

1. A type of light purple Curacao flavoured with rose petals, vanilla and almonds and made in France. 2. A purple liqueur made from spirit, lemon, coriander and sugar and produced in the USA.

Paso Fino

The brand name of a rum.

Passion Fruit

Small tropical fruit.

Passion Fruit Extract

A flavouring made of concentrated essence of passion fruit.

Passion Fruit Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of passion fruits.

Passion Fruit Liqueur

A sweet liqueur with a citrus base and made in Australia.

Passion Fruit Nectar

Concentrate of passion fruit mixed with water and sugar.

Passion Fruit Syrup

A non-alcoholic, filtered passion fruit syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Passoa

A coral-red liquor made by Cointreau (Spain) with a fresh scent of passion-fruit and citrus. 20 per cent alcohol by volume. (Thanks Stephan!)

Pastis

An anise-based liquor made in France.

Pat O’Brien’s Hurricane Cocktail Mix

The brand name of a cocktail mix, that helps you make Hurricane Cocktails.

Peach

Fruit of the peach tree?!

Peach Brandy

A grape brandy base flavoured with peaches and peach kernels.

Peach Juice

Beverage made with concentrate of peach and/or the juice of peaches.

Peach Kernel

The edible seed within the stone of the peach.

Peach Liqueur

A liqueur made from fresh and dried peaches.

Peach Nectar

Concentrate of peach mixed with water and sugar.

Peach Pucker

A brand of peach schnapps made by De Kuyper.

Peach Schnapps

A strong dry spirit produced by the distillation of peaches.

Peach Tree Schnapps

A peach schnapps made by De Kuyper.

Peaches

Fruits of the peach tree?!

Peanut Butter

A type of spread, very popular in Anglo-Saxon countries. It is made with roasted peanuts, icing sugar, molasses, vegetable oil shortening and salt.

Peanut Liqueur

A peanut flavoured liqueur.

Pear

A type of fruit!

Pear Cider

Cider made of pears.

Pear Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of pears.

Pear Schnapps

A strong dry spirit produced by the distillation of pears.

Pears

Come on, you know what pears are!

Pepper

A hot condiment.

Pepper Vodka

A pepper flavoured vodka. Can be made by fermenting a hot pepper in the bottle for a length of time depending on how hot you like your vodka!

Peppermint Liqueur

A liqueur flavoured with peppermint and made by the maceration method. Usually green in colour.

Peppermint Liquor

A spirit containing peppermint (see Liquor).

Peppermint Schnapps

A peppermint spirit, more fluid and usually with a higher alcohol content than the Creme de Menthe (see Creme de Menthe).

Pepsi Cola

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Pernod

An anise-based liquor made in France.

Perrier

A famous brand of naturally sparkling mineral water from France.

Peychaud Bitters

The brand name of a bitters produced in the South of the United States.

Pickle Juice

That should be pretty easy to guess, no? :)

Pickled Pepper

A pepper macerated in salt and vinegar, otherwise known as pickling.

Pina Colada

A type of drink. Look for it in the recipe section. Also a pre-mix for helping create other drinks.

Pina Colada Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, concentrate of pineapple juice, etc. and that enables you to make easy Pina Colada cocktails, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Pine Orange Banana Fruit Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of pineapples, oranges and bananas.

Pineapple

We’re pretty sure you know what a pineapple is! But just in case…It’s an oval tropical fruit, with a hard skin and a yellow flesh.

Pineapple Flavoured Wine

Wine flavoured with pineapple.

Pineapple Juice

Beverage made with the juice of pineapples.

Pineapple Orange Juice

Beverage made with the juice of pineapples and oranges.

Pineapple Rum

A pineapple flavoured rum.

Pineapple Vodka

A vodka flavoured with pineapple.

Pineapples

(See Pineapple)

Pink Champagne

1. A Champagne rose made in the Champagne region of France. 2. In the USA, any type of pink sparkling wine made by the “methode champenoise” (see Champagne).

Pink Grapefruit Juice

Beverage made with the juice of pink grapefruits.

Pink Lemonade

Just what it says, a pink coloured lemonade. The colour is given by the addition of purple grape juice to the basic water, sugar and lemon. Tends to be sweeter than the ordinary lemonade.

Pink Lemonade Mix

Powder mix to which you add water to obtain an easy pink lemonade.

Pisang Ambon

It’s a sweet,bright green, herb and green banana flavoured liqueur. The name comes from Ambon which is an Indonesian island where Pisang means banana.

Pisco

A type of brandy made from Muscat wine (see Muscat Wine).

Pistachio Liqueur

A pistachio flavoured liqueur.

Plymouth Gin

A type of gin made with Italian juniper.

Polish Potato Vodka

Pretty self-explanatory!

Polish Pure Spirit

A very strong spirit (80 per cent alcohol by volume) made in Poland and similar to vodka. Also known as Polish White Spirit.

Polish White Spirit

A very strong spirit (80 per cent alcohol by volume) made in Poland and similar to vodka. Also known as Polish Pure Spirit.

Pommac Soda

Pommac is a Dr Pepper product of the 60’s. It is a wonderful drink, way ahead of its time. It came in a lean clear bottle with white lettering and was light amber like apple juice in color. It had an apple-like flavor (pomme means apple in French), but also like ginger ale.

Pop Rocks

A type of candy that pops and jumps when you put it in your mouth.

Popsicle

See Popsicles.

Popsicles

Flavoured icy treats.

Port

A fortified red wine produced in Portugal. You can find many different varieties.

Powdered Milk

A powder to which you add water to made quick and easy milk.

Powdered Sugar

Sugar in powder form.

Powerade

A type of energy drink made by the Coca-Cola Company. It can be found in different colours and flavours (e.g. Blue: Berry flavour; Green: Melon and pineapple; Red: Fruit punch).

Prune Juice

A beverage made with water and the juice of prunes.

Prunella Brandy

A plum-flavoured brandy.

Pure Peppermint Extract

Concentrated essence of peppermint.

Pusser’s Rum

A type of rum produced in England. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Quetsch

A schnapps, made by the distillation method, from a variety of plum called ‘quetsch’.

Raisins

Dried grapes.

Raki

A liquor made from anise and licorice. Also Turkey’s national drink!

Raspberries

A type of red berries.

Raspberry Cordial

A non-alcoholic raspberry syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry flavoured ice cream.

Raspberry Jam

Jam made with raspberries (50% sugar, 50% fruit)

Raspberry Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of raspberries.

Raspberry Lemonade

A raspberry flavoured lemonade.

Raspberry Liqueur

A liqueur made from the distillation of raspberries.

Raspberry Schnapps

A strong spirit produced by the distillation of raspberries (See Framboise).

Raspberry Soda

A non-alcoholic carbonated drink, flavoured with raspberry.

Raspberry Sourpuss

A light liqueur made with raspberries, 15.5 per cent alcohol by volume.

Raspberry Syrup

A non-alcoholic raspberry syrup (see Syrup, definition 2).

Raspberry Vodka

Raspberry flavoured vodka.

Razzmatazz

Raspberry liqueur made by De Kuyper. (Thanks Dave!)

Rebel Yell 101

This is a double cinnamon spiced liqueur, bottled by Rebel Yell Distillery, Owensboro,KY. 101 proof.

Red Bull Energy Drink

It is a utility drink to be taken against mental or physical weariness or exhaustion, originating from Austria.

Red Curacao

A type of Curacao, red in colour (see Curacao).

Red Pepper

A type of vegetable, often used in Mexican cuisine.

Red Soda

Any type of red colour soda.

Red Stripe Beer

A type of lager made in England.

Red Vodka

A red-coloured vodka (e.g. Finlandia Cranberry).

Red Wine

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Rhine Wine

Wine produced around the Rhine, a river that runs along the border of France, Germany and Switzerland.

Ribena

A fruit juice drink made in England and available in different flavours.

Ricard

An anise-based liquor made in France.

Riesling

A dry white wine high in acid but low in alcohol. For a good Riesling try a bottle from Alsace or Germany.

Riunite Natural Peach Wine

A brand name of peach wine.

Rock and Rye

Sweetened rye whiskey, sometimes bottled with rock candy syrup and fruit slices (lemons, oranges, cherries).

Rolling Rock Beer

A lager produced in the USA.

Ronrico White Rum

A brand of white rum made in the Caribbean.

Root Beer

The name of a sweet, brown carbonated soda made with herbs. Non-alcoholic.

Root Beer Schnapps

A root beer flavoured schnapps.

Rose Water

A rose flavoured water, made with the oil of roses and petals.

Rose’s Lime Juice

A famous brand name for concentrated lime juice.

Ruby Port

A young blended port, deep red in colour.

Rum

A liquor made from fermented and distilled molasses. Light rums are usually produced in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Cuba, etc…and do not age for very long. Dark rums come mostly from Jamaica, Martinique, Haiti, etc…and can mature from 3 to 12 years. Usually their colour is due to the aging process, but sometimes caramel is added to the spirit. Now you can find very different types of rum, in many flavours and varieties.

Rum Cream Liqueur

A smooth, creamy, liqueur with a rum base.

Rumple Minze

A brand of peppermint schnapps, 50 per cent alcohol by volume.

Russian Vodka

Pretty self-explanatory!

Rye Whiskey

A whiskey made from a mash that contains a minimum of 51% rye, and that is aged in new oak barrels.

7-Up

The name of a clear carbonated soda. Non-alcoholic.

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Safari

A yellow Dutch liqueur flavoured with exotic fruits (mango, papaya, wild limes, etc…). 20 per cent alcohol by volume.

Sake

A beer made from rice and originating from Osaka, Japan.

Salsa

Spanish for “sauce”, often referring to a hot sauce.

Salt

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Salted Butter

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Sambuca

A liqueur produced by the infusion of Witch elder bush and licorice. It can be flavoured with sweet anise and now can be found in different varieties. It is similar to Anisette but has a higher alcoholic level and is less sugary. (See Anisette).

San Marco Cream

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Sangria

A beverage originating from Spain. It is made with red wine, sugar and fruits, and is garnished with fresh fruits and berries. There are lots of recipes to make sangria, but there should always be red wine and fruits.

Sarsaparilla

An American carbonated soft drink made from the sarsaparilla root. Similar in flavour to Root Beer.

Sausage

Not quite a drink, but if you linked through the recipe, you probably know what is it for, and what kind of sausage you are looking for!

Sauterne

A dry white wine produced in California. Don’t get it mixed up with Sauternes, which is quite different (see Sauternes)

Sauternes

A white wine produced in the South-West of France. Its alcohol content must be 13% minimum. It is quite a sweet and delicious wine, perfect for desserts.

Sauza Tequila

The brand name of a tequila produced in Mexico.

Schnapps

Another name for spirit, usually implying quite a strong alcohol content.

Schweppes

A carbonated soft drink usually quite bitter. Nowadays available in multiple flavours.

Schweppes Russian Water

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Scotch

A term used to designate whisky made in Scotland.

Seagram’s 7 Crown

A type of American whiskey produced by Seagram, the famous Canadian company.

Seagram’s Extra Dry Gin

An extra dry gin produced by Seagram, the famous Canadian company.

Seagram’s Gin

A gin produced by Seagram, the famous Canadian company.

Seasoned Salt

A type of dry seasoning made with salt, garlic, onion, pepper and red pepper.

Seltzer Water

A brand of mineral water.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate

A type of chocolate in which sugar has been added to the cocoa to give it a sweeter flavour than bitter chocolate.

Sherbet

A mixture of fruit, ice and sugar blended and frozen, available in numerous flavours (lemon, peach, lime, raspberry, etc.) and colours (rainbow -lime, orange and strawberry-, orange -orange, mango or peach-, etc.)

Sherry

Name given to the fortified wines produced in Andalusia (Spain)

Shochu

A Chinese aqua vitae made through the distillation of rice wine or sweet potato.

Silver Rum

A type of rum named silver because of its colour – as opposed to Gold Rum.

Simple Syrup

A mixture of sugar and boiling water (see Simple Syrup in the Drink Recipes).

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

A whisky that is brewed from a single batch of wort. Also a whisky from one particular distillery. There are more than a hundred distilleries in Scotland, each producing their own, distinctive Single Malt.

Sirop de Menthe

French for “peppermint syrup” (see Syrup, definition 2).

Skimmed Milk

Milk with a reduced amount of fat.

Skyy Vodka

Skyy Vodka is a smooth 80 proof vodka.

Slice

A soft drink made by PepsiCo and available in different flavours (Orange, Diet Orange, Lemon-Lime, Diet Lemon-Lime, Fruit Punch, Pineapple, Strawberry, Dr. Slice and Slice Red).

Slivovitz

Slivovitz is a Serbian plum brandy which used to be 100 proof but now is down to 80 proof.

Sloe Gin

A gin flavoured with sloe berries. Produced by the maceration of the berries in some gin with sugar.

Small Goldfish

If you linked from the recipe, we think you know exactly what a “small goldfish” is! For the others, yes, it is the little fish that you usually find in an aquarium.

Smirnoff 100 Vodka

The famous Smirnoff vodka, 100 proof.

Smirnoff Lemon Twist Vodka

A lemon flavoured vodka produced by Smirnoff.

Smirnoff Vodka

A famous brand of vodka that was originally produced in Poland, but that is now made in the UK and in the USA. It comes in different varieties and flavours.

Snapple

A North American brand of soft drinks and iced teas. There are many flavours and varieties of Snapple.

Sobe

A type of energy drink available in multiple flavours and colours.

Soda

Any type of fizzy drink (pop).

Soda Water

A type of sparkling water containing bicarbonate of soda -against heart burns.

Soho

A lychee liqueur.

Soju

Soju is a Korean sweet potato vodka, 25%. One brand, Jinro soju, is the world’s number one selling spirit, by volume.

Sour Apple Pucker

A sour apple schnapps made by De Kuyper (30 proof)

Sour Apple Schnapps

A type of schnapps made with sour apples.

Sour Mix

A mixture of lemon juice and sugar syrup (see Sour Mix in the Drink Recipes). Also called Sweet and Sour Mix or Bar Mix.

Southern Comfort

A blend of bourbon, orange and peach liqueur. 35 per cent alcohol by volume.

Soy Sauce

A type of soy-based seasoning used in Asian cooking.

Spanish Brandy

A brandy produced in Spain, in Jerez and Penedes.

Sparkling Water

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Sparkling Wine

A wine containing a large amount of carbon dioxide, the source of the beverage’s bubbles, so that pressure inside the bottle rises to several atmospheres. There are four ways of putting the CO2 in the bottle: the methode champenoise (see Champagne), injection, the cuve close method or the Charmat (a type of cuve close method).

Spearmint Schnapps

A spearmint flavoured schnapps.

Spiced Brandy

A brandy to which spices have been added.

Spiced Cider

A cider to which spices have been added (cinnamon, etc…)

Spiced Hot Cider Mix

Powder mix to which you add hot water to obtain a spicy, non-sparkling, cider.

Spiced Rum

A rum to which spices have been added.

Spring Water

Water coming from a natural spring.

Sprite

The name of a clear carbonated soda. Non alcoholic.

Squirt

A grapefruit soda.

St. Hallvard

A Norwegian herb flavoured liqueur with a potato based spirit.

St. Raphael

A fortified red wine flavoured with quinine and invented in 1830 by Jupet, a blind Frenchman.

Steinhaeger

A brand of German gin, flavoured with juniper.

Stolichnaya Cinnamon Vodka

Also known as Stoli Zinamon Vodka, it is a cinnamon-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Coffee Vodka

Also known as Stoli Kafya Vodka, it is a coffee-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Lemon Vodka

Also known as Stoli Limonnaya Vodka, it is a lemon-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Orange Vodka

Also known as Stoli Ohranj Vodka, it is an orange-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Peach Vodka

Also known as Stoli Persik Vodka, it is a peach-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Pepper Vodka

Also known as Stoli Pertsovka Vodka, it is a pepper-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Raspberry Vodka

Also known as Stoli Razberi Vodka, it is a raspberry-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Strawberry Vodka

Also known as Stoli Strasberi Vodka, it is a strawberry-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Vanilla Vodka

Alaso known as Stoli Vanil Vodka, it is a vanilla-flavoured vodka produced by Stolichnaya.

Stolichnaya Vodka

The most popular Russian vodka, also called the vodka of Moscow, it comes in many different flavours. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Stout

Dark, strong English beer.

Strawberries

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Strawberry

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Strawberry Cocktail Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, strawberry puree, etc. and that enables you to make easy cocktails, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Strawberry Daiquiri Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, strawberry puree, etc. and that enables you to make easy cocktails, just by adding ice and alcohol (here rum).

Strawberry Extract

A flavouring made of concentrated essence of strawberry.

Strawberry Jam

Jam made with strawberries (50% sugar, 50% fruit)

Strawberry Kiwi Soda

A Strawberry-kiwi flavoured soda.

Strawberry Liqueur

A liqueur made from the maceration of strawberries.

Strawberry Margarita Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, strawberry puree, etc. and that enables you to make easy cocktails, just by adding ice and alcohol (here tequila).

Strawberry Milk

A drink that is usually made with a strawberry mix powder and milk.

Strawberry Mix

A mix made of sugar, water, strawberry puree, etc. that enables you to make easy cocktails like daiquiris and margaritas, just by adding ice and alcohol.

Strawberry Orange Juice

A combination of strawberry and orange juice!

Strawberry Punch

A punch made of strawberries, often from a frozen can.

Strawberry Schnapps

A strong dry spirit produced by the distillation of strawberries.

Strawberry Syrup

1. A sweet, thick liquid used for cooking or baking, and flavoured with strawberry. 2. A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with strawberry.

Strawberry Wine

A stawberry flavoured wine.

Strega

A yellow liqueur made from herbs, spices, plants and produced in Italy (Strega meaning “witch” in Italian).

Stroh Rum

A brand of rum produced in Austria.

Sugar

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Sugar Cube

Sugar sold in the form of a cube -as opposed to powder sugar.

Sugar Cubes

(See Sugar Cube)

Sugar Syrup

Sugar sold in a liquid form. You can find either clear sugar syrup or brown sugar syrup.

Sugar Water

1 part sugar + 2 parts very hot tap water. Let set until syrup forms. (Speed form = 2 minutes in microwave)

Sunny Delight Orange Juice

Orange-flavoured beverage.

Superfine Sugar

Extremely thin powder sugar.

Surge

A citrus flavoured soda.

Suze

A bitter French aperitif with a gentian and herb base.

Swedish Punch

A mixture of spices, tea, lemon, sugar and spirit (usually rum) to which wine is added after a few months of maceration.

Sweet and Sour Mix

A mixture of lemon juice and sugar syrup, also called sour mix (see Sour Mix in the Drink Recipes).

Sweet and Sour Sauce

A type of sauce made from sugar, vinegar and some other ingredients, often used in Asian cooking.

Sweet Chocolate

A type of chocolate in which sugar has been added to the cocoa to give it a sweet flavour.

Sweet Cream

Cream sweetened with sugar.

Sweet Sherry

A smooth type of sherry with a high sugar content -as opposed to dry sherry.

Sweet Vermouth

A type of vermouth which has a sweet taste to it.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Milk thickened by evaporation with added sugar.

Sweetened Cream

(See Sweet Cream)

Sweetened Maraschino Cherry Juice

Maraschino Cherry juice with a sweet taste due to the addition of sugar.

Swiss Chocolate Almond

A Swiss chocolate liqueur flavoured with almonds.

Syrup

1. A sugar-based, sweet, thick liquid used for cooking or baking. 2. A mixture of sugar dissolved in water and flavoured with fruits. You usually mix 1 part of syrup with 7 parts of water.

Tabasco Sauce

A very hot red sauce made from peppers.

Taboo

A combination of wine, vodka and spices sold mainly in the UK.

Tahitian Treat Soda

It is a fruit punch soda made by Shasta.

Tamarillo

A small red tropical fruit also also known as tree tomato.

Tampico Punch

A brand of inexpensive soft drink, available in different flavours.

Tang Drink Mix

A powder mix to which you add water to obtain an orange-coloured beverage.

Tanqueray Gin

The brand name of an unsweetened gin produced in England since 1830.

Tawny Port

Golden, blended port, produced in Portugal, that has been aged in casks for at least 6 years.

Tea

A hot or iced beverage made with the dried leaves of the tea shrub, a bush growing in Africa and Asia. There are many different varieties of teas and herbals teas (made with leaves or flowers, like peppermint or chamomile).

Tea Bags

Little bags, usually square, containing shredded tea leaves and used to make tea.

Tennesse Whiskey

A type of whisky that is produced like Bourbon, but which is mellowed before being stocked in barrels. It has thus a smoky sweetness, and is considered by law as a separate category of whiskey.

Tequila

A spirit that is only produced in two region of Mexico and that is made from a minimum of 51% of distilled blue agave sap.

Tequila Casa Noble Gold

A golden coloured tequila produced by Casa Noble, made with 100% blue agave. 40 per cent alcohol per volume (80 proof).

Tequila Casa Noble Reposado

An aged premium tequila produced by Casa Noble, made with 100% blue agave. 40 per cent alcohol per volume (80 proof).

Tequila Gold

A gold coloured tequila that has usually aged between 2 to 4 years in oak casks.

Tequila Rose

A strawberry flavoured cream liqueur and tequila. It is a real sweet liquor with a hint of tang to it and tastes like melted strawberry ice cream.

Tequila Silver

Young, colourless tequila -as opposed to Tequila Gold.

TGI Fridays Mudslide

A frozen cocktail with a Mocha Mud Pie taste, as made by the restaurant chain TGI Friday.

Thai Tea

Tea from Thailand.

Tia Maria

A rum-based coffee liqueur produced in Jamaica. 26.5 per cent alcohol by volume.

Tia Maria Chocolate Liqueur

The name of a Jamaican chocolate flavoured liqueur.

Tio Pepe Sherry

The brand name for a Spanish fino sherry.

Tom Collins Mix

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Tomato Juice

Beverage made with water and the juice of tomatoes.

Tonic Water

A carbonated water that contains quinine.

Tres Generaciones Tequila

A brand of tequila.

Triple Sec

A very refined, white Curacao. Very sweet.

Tropical Fruit Schnapps

A schnapps flavoured with tropical fruits.

Tropicana Twister

A soft drink flavoured with tropical fruits.

Tropico Liqueur

Tropico is a balance of premium Bacardi Gold Rum and exotic fruit juices, including mango, passion fruit, guarana, and carambola. It is similar to Alize…but, while Alize is cognac-based, Tropico is rum-based with a combination of seven different fruits.

Truffles Liqueur

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Tuaca

An Italian sweet liqueur, flavoured with citrus.

Underberg

A German digestive aged in oak casks and made from the maceration of water, herbs, roots and alcohol.

V 8 Juice

Juice made with 8 different vegetables.

Van Der Hum Liqueur

A South African liqueur made from Cape tangerines, brandy, plants, seeds and barks.

Vanilla

The bean or pod of a tropical climbing orchid.

Vanilla Bean

(See Vanilla)

Vanilla Extract

A flavouring made of concentrated essence of vanilla and usually used in baking.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Come on, you know what this is!

Vanilla Liqueur

A liqueur flavoured with vanilla.

Vanilla Schnapps

A schnapps flavoured with vanilla.

Vanilla Sticks

Sticks from a tropical climbing orchid (see Vanilla), often used in cooking.

Varies

It means that there are different possibilities!

Vat 69

A blended Scotch whisky produced by William Sanderson and Son and which is named after the original vat blend. 40 per cent alcohol by volume.

Vegimite

A vegetable spread.

Vermouth

A wine flavoured with herbs, spices, barks and flowers. Can be found in different varieties (red, white, dry, sweet, etc.), and is produced mainly in France and Italy. The most common herbs and spices used to make vermouth are: angelica, bitter orange, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, gentian, hyssop, marjoram, sage and thyme.

Vinegar

A sour tasting liquid made by the fermentation of beer, cider or wine and that is used as a condiment or a preservative. You can now find it in many flavours and colours.

Vitamin C

A vitamin that can be found in citrus fruits, tomatoes and green vegetables.

Vodka

A clear alcoholic spirit originating in Russia, made from grain.

Water

Come on, you know what water is!

Watermelon

A large seedy, watery fruit, green on the outside, red in the inside. You can now find seedless watermelons as well.

Watermelon Juice

Juice made of watermelon (pure, extract or concentrate).

Watermelon Pucker

A type of watermelon-flavoured schnapps.

West Coast Cooler

An beverage made from white wine and fruits. 3.5 per cent alcohol by volume.

Whipped Cream

A dessert or a garnish made from egg whites or cream beaten stiff.

Whipping Cream

Cream used to make whipped cream.

Whiskey

A spirit made by distilling fermented cereals then aged in oak barrels. Note that Canadian whisky is spelled without the “e”.

White Brandy

A clear coloured brandy.

White Cacao

White cocoa!

White Cardamom

(See Cardamom Pods)

White Chocolate Liqueur

A liqueur flavoured with white chocolate.

White Corn Syrup

Colourless corn syrup (see Corn Syrup).

White Creme de Cacao

A cocoa flavoured liqueur made from cacao beans and white in colour.

White Creme de Menthe

A colourless peppermint-flavoured liqueur; 30 per cent alcohol by volume.

White Curacao

A type of Curacao, usually colourless (see Curacao).

White Lightning Cider

A brand of strong cider.

White Pepper

A hot condiment.

White Port

A blended port that is made with white grapes only. (See Port)

White Rum

A colourless rum, light in body and traditionally produced in the southern Caribbean Islands.

White Tequila

A tequila that requires no aging and is sold right after distillation.

White Wine

That’s pretty easy!

Whole Milk

Another term to describe plain milk – as opposed to semi-skimmed, or skimmed.

Wild Spirit Liqueur

A distinct raspberry/chocolate flavoured schnapps.

Wild Turkey

The brand name of a bourbon whiskey (see Bourbon) and a bourbon-based liqueur produced in the USA.

Wildberry Schnapps

It is a sweet liqueur made of wild fruit, berries and cherries. 23 per cent alcohol per volume.

Windsor Canadian Whisky

The brand name of a Canadian whisky.

Wine

An alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of grapes.

Worcestershire Sauce

A spicy sauce made from say sauce, vinegar and different spices.

Wormwood

1. A plant producing a bitter oil used to make absinthe. 2 The main herb used to flavour Vermouth.

Wyborowa Polish Vodka

A brand of Polish vodka.

Yellow Chartreuse

The Yellow Chartreuse is mellow and sweet, flavoured with orange and myrtle. Alcohol content : 40% (80° proof US). (See Chartreuse)

Yoghurt

A slightly sour, thick, dairy product made from milk curdled by bacteria. Can be found in different flavours and varieties…but you knew that!

Yukon Jack

A Canadian brand of whisky.

Zima

A clear, refreshing, malt beverage very similar to beer with 4.8 per cent of alcohol per volume.

Zinc Tablet

A caplet of zinc, usually found in pharmacies or health stores.

Zubrowka

Also called Zubrovka or Zubrowka Grass. It is a yellowish vodka made in Poland and Hungary, and each bottle contains a blade of bison grass.

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