Drinks Wire

Virgin Martini

Q: Is there a way to make a virgin or non-alcoholic Appletini and/or Martini?

A: Unfortunately, no, there isn’t. A virgin Martini wold be a very empty glass—the ingredients are vodka, gin, and vermouth). You could make a virgin Appletini, but that would just be apple juice.

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Hpnotiq Review

Q: I’ve heard of a new drink called Hypnotic. Do you know what’s in this?

A: Hpnotiq is a blend of premium French vodka, cognac and tropical fruit juices. Yum!

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Low-Carb Drinks

Q: Cheers to ya, was wondering about low calorie liquors and drinks, Yes, I’m one of the millions on the Atkins diet and I need to keep my buzz up nightly. I hear scotch is a good one, but wow! $$. Any suggestions?

A: Vodka is very low in carbs as is red wine. Pretty much any clear spirits made from grain are going to be OK. Drinks that have had a lot of sugar … Read more

Blue Curacao – What Is It?

Q: What is blue curaçao?

A: Blue Curaçao is an orange-flavored liqueur made from curaçao oranges and then colored blue. The clear version of curaçao is commonly called triple sec. Curaçao comes in many other colors as well.

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Lava Flow Recipe

Q: Do you have a recipe for Lava Flow?

A: http://www.drinkoftheweek.com/archive/l/lavaflow.htm

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Gin vs. Sloe Gin

Q: What is the difference in taste, composition, etc. between sloe gin and regular gin?

A: Sloe Gin is a liqueur made from the sloe berry, while gin is an alcohol distilled from grain and flavored with juniper berries. The alcohol content of Gin is much greater than that of Sloe Gin and Gin is clear in color while Sloe Gin is red.

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Triple Sec & Cointreau

Q: Please tell me the flavors of Cointreau and Triple Sec.

A: Triple sec is orange in flavor; Cointreau is a specific brand of premium triple sec. Getting their flavor from curaçao oranges, triple sec is also referred to as white (clear) curaçao.

Also see blue curaçao!

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Absinthe

Q: Do current absinthe drinks (made in the US) really include absinthe? Isn’t this illegal in the US? I am wondering since in New Orleans there are drinks such as the Absinthe Suissesse and the Absinthe Frappe. Do these include substituted ingredients?

A: Absinthe is illegal in the US and much if the world. It is only legal in Spain, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. They make a liquor that they call absinthe … Read more