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Alcohol

Making Moonshine at Kings County Distillery

In our latest Chow-To episode, Senior Video Producer Guillermo Riveros visits Brooklyn’s acclaimed Kings County Distillery for a deep dive into the art of producing its award-winning moonshine. He joins...
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Why does beer make me sleepy?

AnneInMpls
by AnneInMpls 13 years ago

Whenever I drink a beer, I get so sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. Is it the hops? It can't be the just alcohol - wine and vodka don't make me sleepy like beer. Has anyone else no...

Anyone else use alcohol as cough syrup?

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by givemecarbs 11 years ago

So it's three am and I can't stop coughing. My lousy cold that was just a pest earlier has progressed to seismic fits of coughing. No cough syrup in the house so in desperation I pour a small glass...

Freezing liqueur-filled chocolate bottles

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by somervilleoldtimer 9 months ago

We have a surfeit of those tiny liqueur-filled chocolate bottles, wrapped in foil. Rather than gobbling them all down, I want to wrap them well and freeze them for next year. Will they survive su...

State(s) with the Lowest Liquor Taxes / Prices?

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by signofthefourwinds 8 years ago

Because individual States apply various state and local taxes, I'm wondering if anyone has a source that compares the 50 States and indicates what State(s) have the overall lowest costs for spirits...

3 drinks, up at 3am, why?

babette feasts
by babette feasts 8 years ago

When I was in college, I could, like most of my cohorts, drink way too much, sleep well, and function in the morning. In this millennium, I find more and more that if I have more than 2 drinks, ev...

Home Bar Basics

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by Snackmeister 1 year ago

I've been wanting to start building my own collection of alcohols for my home bar, at this point I have a solid rum that I like but I don't know much about gin, whisk(e)y, or vodka or any other dri...

How long do unopened bottles of hard liquor/liquers stay drinkable for? And opened?

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by Shayna Madel 12 years ago

I don't drink much hard liquor at all, for no particular reason. But, years ago, I did establish a little bar in my wall unit. I have bottles of scotch, rye and a few other things, unopened, for ...

Lillet Blanc Substitute???

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by Russian 8 years ago

Just moved to Moscow for several months, and brought some of my more exotic liquor with me, but didn't have room enough for Lillet Blanc, which I am now finding impossible to find here. Specific...

How long do liquors like Kaluha and Bailey's Last?

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by Rick 13 years ago

We have opened bottles of Kaluha and Bailey's Irish Cream and we're not sure if they're safe to drink. I don't worry about old Vodka, but I just don't know what to make of these types of liquor.

Taste aversion to alcohol?

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by MSPD 14 years ago

Despite lack of a scientific background, I do believe in the biological taste aversions some people have. For me, cilantro and ginger just taste wrong. That said, I'm also particularly sensiti...

How much alcohol to plan for a daytime party

PeachLakeBaker
by PeachLakeBaker 2 years ago

I'm having a Halloween party, mid day on a Sunday. Many of the guests will be parents with their kids. So far there will be about 25 adults and 16 kids (around 10 years old). If I had to guess, ...

Homemade fruit liqueur help - Mold on (only *some* jars) homemade cherry liqueur/"brandy"

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by Muriah 2 years ago

Half look fine, half are moldy. I used the recipe I've always used (3rd year in a row). Alcohol (in this case rum), pitted cherries layered with sugar along with some water. Went to check my jars...

Lost and Faded Booze Brands of an Innocent Past... Hereford Cows Anyone?

StriperGuy
by StriperGuy 9 years ago

A recent thread about Crown Royal reminded me of booze brands that are no longer cool. Heck some of them don't exist at all any more. Does anyone remember the atrocious Hereford Cows sweet dairy l...

Does anyone know about cooking with flame table side?

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by barolobrunello 2 years ago

I was in a restaurant in Malaga Spain a few months ago. I ordered the sausage cooked tabletop. They brought this cool little ceramic pig to the table and a sausage link with a skewer running throug...

French Onion Soup -- best alcohol to use?

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by arielleeve 8 years ago

I am making French onion soup tonight and have been looking at a bunch of different recipes from which to work. They don't really differ from each other much, only in how long they recommend cookin...

Would You Drink Wine or Beer if it Wasn't an Intoxicant?

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by zackly 2 years ago

Reading a post just now about non-alchoholic beer got me thinking about how many people would drink wine, beer, cocktails if they didn't get you high? I know for sure I wouldn't. I'd rather have a...

SAQ Wine and spirits

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by CaptCrunch 4 years ago

Since the sale of alcohol is controlled by a central governmental agency, I thought it would be interesting to share preferences and discoveries where SAQ wine and spirit is concerned! I'll star...

Time to start a jar of Rumtopf

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by eatingjoy 4 years ago

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1013274-rumtopf This weekend kicks off pick your own strawberries in my neck of the woods and the start of my jar of Rumtopf. Anyone else enjoy this traditio...

Beef bourguignon cognac won't ignite

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by floridaduk 3 years ago

I am making Ina's beef bourguignon and my Cognac wouldn't ignite after many attempts. Why? After it failed to do so, I drained out the juices ( saved of course) as I thought maybe too many other...