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Absinthe
(la fée verte; αψίνθιον) Absinthe is historically described as a distilled, highly alcoholic (45%-74% ABV) beverage It is an anise-flavored spirit derived from herbs, including the flowers More…
Advocaat
Advocaat (or advokat) is a rich and creamy liqueur made from eggs, sugar and brandy. It has a smooth, custard-like flavor. In English-speaking countries it generally contains 15% alcohol More…
Aguardiente
(Aguardiente; aguardente) Aguardiente (Spanish), aguardente (Portuguese), augardente/caña (Galician) or oruxu (Leonese), is the generic name for alcoholic drinks between 29 and 60 percent More…
Ale
Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers' yeast. This yeast ferments the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste. Most ales More…
Allen's Coffee Brandy
Allen's Coffee Brandy is a coffee-flavoured liqueur popular in New England, especially Maine, where it has been the best-selling liquor product every year for over 20 years. Sales in More…
Amaretto
Amaretto is a sweet almond-flavoured liqueur of Italian origin. It is made from a base of apricot or almond pits, or sometimes both. The name is a diminutive of the Italian amaro, More…
Amarula
Amarula is originally a Zimbabwean cream liqueur which was manufactured in South Africa. It is made with sugar, cream and the fruit of the African Marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) which is More…
Angostura bitter
Bitters This will be the smallest bottle on your bar and the one you pour the fewest drops from, but you can't make half the world's cocktails without it. Bitters is a mixer More…
Anisette
American liqueur with the aroma and flavor of licorice from the anise seed.
Aurum
Aurum is a sweet liqueur from Italy, made from rum, tea, and tangerines. Aurum's color (the word is Latin for gold) is due to saffron, which is grown in the Abruzzo region of Italy More…
Bailey's Irish Cream
A brand of Irish Cream, made of Irish whiskey blended with fresh cream, spirits and a little chocolate. Synonym: Irish Cream
Bajtra
Bajtra is a liqueur from Malta which is made from the prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) that originated in the Americas and was introduced to the Maltese islands.
Barleywine
Barley wine or Barleywine is a style of strong ale originating in England in the nineteenth century (derived from the March or October beers of the 18th century) but now brewed worldwide. More…
Becherovka
Becherovka is a herbal bitters made in Karlovy Vary (German: Karlsbad) in the Czech Republic, flavored with aniseed, cinnamon, and approximately 32 other herbs. Its alcohol content is 38% More…
Beer
Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed[2] alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation More…
Bitter
Bitter is a term for pale ale. The expression first appeared in the early 19th century. Synonym: Bitter Ale See also: Ale, Beer, Stout =http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_ale
Blue Curacao
Orange flavored. Made from orange peel. Blue color.
Brandy and Cognac
Brandy, long-identified with bald monks in France, is the oldest known liquor. It's the esperanto for any distillate made from fruit. The finest brandies are still made in Cognac, a More…
Brown Creme De Cacao
Brown color. Rich cocoa flavor.
Buttershots Schnapps
Cordial that has intense butterscotch aromas and flavors.
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