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Caribou Lou
HIGHBALL is the name for a family of mixed alcoholic drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References ETYMOLOGYThe name may refer to the practice of serving drinks in tall glasses , or the dining cars of trains powered by steam locomotives; when the engine would get up to speed and the ball that showed boiler pressure was at its high level, known as "highballing". Or the name may have come from early railroad signals with raised globes meaning "clear track ahead". HISTORYInitially, the most common highball was made with Scotch whisky and carbonated water , known as a "Scotch and soda". There are many rivals for the fame of mixing the first highball, including the Adams House in Boston. New York barman Patrick Duffy claimed the highball was brought to the U.S. in 1894 from England by actor E. J. Ratcliffe
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Chūhai
CHūHAI (チューハイ or 酎ハイ), often sold as Chu-Hi as a canned drink, is an alcoholic drink originating from Japan . The name chūhai is an abbreviation of "shōchū highball " (焼酎ハイボール). Traditional chūhai is made with shōchū and carbonated water flavored with lemon , though some modern commercial variants use vodka in place of shōchū. The flavors available have recently multiplied, including lime , grapefruit , apple , orange , pineapple , grape , kyoho grape , kiwi , ume , yuzu , lychee, peach , strawberry cream , and cream soda. For the chūhai sold in bars and restaurants, the alcohol content can be quite low, allowing those with a low tolerance for alcohol to drink safely. Canned chūhai, however, can have alcohol levels as high as 9% (18 proof ) and is often sold in convenience stores and vending machines
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Absinthe
ABSINTHE (/ˈæbsɪnθ/ ( listen ) or /ˈæbsænθ/ ; French: ) is historically described as a distilled , highly alcoholic (45–74% ABV / 90–148 U.S. proof ) beverage. It is an anise -flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium ("grand wormwood"), together with green anise , sweet fennel , and other medicinal and culinary herbs . Absinthe traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It is commonly referred to in historical literature as "la fée verte" (the green fairy). Although it is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a liqueur , absinthe is not traditionally bottled with added sugar; it is therefore classified as a spirit. Absinthe
Absinthe
is traditionally bottled at a high level of alcohol by volume , but it is normally diluted with water prior to being consumed
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Shōchū
SHōCHū (焼酎) is a Japanese distilled beverage less than 45% alcohol by volume . It is typically distilled from rice (kome), barley (mugi), sweet potatoes (satsuma-imo), buckwheat (soba), or brown sugar (kokutō), though it is sometimes produced from other ingredients such as chestnut , sesame seeds , potatoes or even carrots . Typically shōchū contains 25% alcohol by volume , which is weaker than whisky or standard-strength vodka but stronger than wine and sake . It is not uncommon for multiple-distilled shōchū, which is more likely to be used in mixed drinks, to contain up to 35% alcohol by volume. Shōchū
Shōchū
originated in Kyūshū
Kyūshū
but is produced in locations throughout Japan
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Japanese Whisky
JAPANESE WHISKY is a style of whisky developed and produced in Japan . Whisky production in Japan began around 1870, but the first commercial production was in 1924 upon the opening of the country's first distillery , Yamazaki . Broadly speaking the style of Japanese whisky is more similar to that of Scotch whisky than other major styles of whisky. There are several companies producing whisky in Japan, but the two best-known and most widely available are Suntory and Nikka . Both of these produce blended as well as single malt whiskies and blended malt whiskies, with their main blended whiskies being Suntory kakubin (角瓶, square bottle), and Black Nikka Clear. There are also a large number of special bottlings and limited editions
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Collins Glass
A COLLINS GLASS is a glass tumbler which typically will contain 300 to 410 millilitres (11 to 14 imp fl oz; 10 to 14 US fl oz). It is used to serve mixed drinks , especially Tom Collins cocktails. It is cylindrical in shape and narrower and taller than a highball glass . SEE ALSO * Old Fashioned glass REFERENCES * ^ Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 8
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Death In The Afternoon (cocktail)
DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON, also called the HEMINGWAY or the HEMINGWAY CHAMPAGNE, is a cocktail made up of absinthe and Champagne
Champagne
invented by Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
. The cocktail shares a name with Hemingway's book Death in the Afternoon , and the recipe was published in So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon, 1935 cocktail book with contributions from famous authors. Hemingway's original instructions were: "Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne
Champagne
glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly." It is claimed that the cocktail was invented by Hemingway after he spent time in the Left Bank , Paris, and enjoyed the absinthe there. The original printed recipe for the drink claimed that it was invented "by the author and three officers of the H.M.S
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Highball (other)
HIGHBALL is a type of alcoholic drink HIGHBALL may also refer to: CONTENTS * 1 In film * 2 In music * 3 Other * 4 See also IN FILM * Highball (film) , a film by Noah Baumbach * Highballing to Victory , short US propaganda film made toward the end of World War II expressing the importance of material and transportation in the war effortIN MUSIC * Highball Roller , 2009 debut album by punk rock group Sorry and the Sinatras * Highball with the Devil , 1996 studio album by Les Claypool and the Holy MackerelOTHER * Highball glass , a drinking vessel * Highball Wilson (1878-1934), professional baseball pitcher * the British Highball bouncing bomb project from World War 2 * Express railroad service , a high speed train given non-stop track clearance * High ball , a climbing term for a tall boulder problem * Highball magazine , a Gaelic Games magazineSEE ALSO * USS High Ball , US Navy ship names *
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Brandy
BRANDY is a spirit produced by distilling wine . Brandy
Brandy
generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof ) and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink . Some brandies are aged in wooden casks , some are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of aging, and some brandies are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring. In broader sense, the term "brandy" also denotes liquors obtained from distillation of pomace (pomace brandy ) or mash or wine of any other fruit (fruit brandy ). These products are also named eaux-de-vie . Varieties of wine brandy can be found across the winemaking world. Among the most renowned are Cognac
Cognac
and Armagnac from southwestern France
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Cognac
COGNAC (/ˈkɒnjæk/ KON-yak or /ˈkoʊnjæk/ KOHN-yak ; French pronunciation: ​ ) is a variety of brandy named after the town of Cognac, France . It is produced in the surrounding wine-growing region in the Departements of Charente
Charente
and Charente-Maritime
Charente-Maritime
. Cognac
Cognac
production falls under French Appellation d\'origine contrôlée designation, with production methods and naming required to meet certain legal requirements. Among the specified grapes Ugni blanc , known locally as Saint-Emilion, is most widely used. The brandy must be twice distilled in copper pot stills and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Tronçais . Cognac matures in the same way as whiskies and wine barrel age, and most cognacs spend considerably longer "on the wood" than the minimum legal requirement
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Beer
BEER is the world's oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink ; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea . The production of beer is called brewing , which involves the fermentation of sugars , mainly derived from cereal grain starches —most commonly from malted barley , although wheat, maize (corn), and rice are widely used. Most beer is flavoured with hops , which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative , though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. The fermentation process causes a natural carbonation effect, although this is often removed during processing, and replaced with forced carbonation
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Brandy Sour (Cyprus)
BRANDY is a spirit produced by distilling wine . Brandy
Brandy
generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof ) and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink . Some brandies are aged in wooden casks , some are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of aging, and some brandies are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring. In broader sense, the term "brandy" also denotes liquors obtained from distillation of pomace (pomace brandy ) or mash or wine of any other fruit (fruit brandy ). These products are also named eaux-de-vie . Varieties of wine brandy can be found across the winemaking world. Among the most renowned are Cognac
Cognac
and Armagnac from southwestern France
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Cuba Libre
The CUBA LIBRE (/ˈkjuːbə ˈliːbreɪ/ ; Spanish pronunciation: , "Free Cuba") is a caffeinated alcoholic cocktail made of cola , lime , and dark or light rum . This cocktail is often referred to as a RUM AND COKE in the United States
United States
, Canada
Canada
, the UK , Ireland
Ireland
, India
India
, Singapore
Singapore
, Australia
Australia
and New Zealand
New Zealand
where the lime juice may or may not be included. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Popularity * 3 Recipe variations * 4 Local variations * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYAccounts of the invention of the Cuba
Cuba
Libre vary. One account claims that the drink (Spanish for Free Cuba
Cuba
) was invented in Havana
Havana
, Cuba around 1901/1902
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Oolong
OOLONG ( /ˈuːlɒŋ/ ) (simplified Chinese : 乌龙; traditional Chinese : 烏龍; pinyin : wūlóng) is a traditional Chinese tea ( Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis
) produced through a process including withering the plant under strong sun and oxidation before curling and twisting. Most oolong teas, especially those of fine quality, involve unique tea plant cultivars that are exclusively used for particular varieties. The degree of oxidation can range from 8-85%, depending on the variety and production style. Oolong
Oolong
is especially popular in south China and Chinese expatriates in Southeast Asia, as is the Fujian preparation process known as the Gongfu tea ceremony . Different styles of oolong tea can vary widely in flavor. They can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, or woody and thick with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with bouquet aromas, all depending on the horticulture and style of production
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Highball Glass
A HIGHBALL GLASS is a glass tumbler that can contain 240 to 350 millilitres (8.4 to 12.3 imp fl oz; 8.1 to 11.8 US fl oz). It is used to serve highball cocktails and other mixed drinks . An example size is 2.75" dia. x 6"H. A highball glass is taller than an Old Fashioned glass , and shorter and wider than a Collins glass
Collins glass
. REFERENCES * ^ Rathbun, A. J. (2007). Good Spirits: Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist. Boston, Massachusetts: The Harvard Common Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-55832-336-0 . * ^ Tyler Herbst, Sharon; Herbst, Ron (1998). The Ultimate A-to-Z Bar Guide. New York: Broadway Books. p. 8
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Scotch Whisky
SCOTCH WHISKY, often simply called SCOTCH, is malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland
Scotland
. Scotch whisky
Scotch whisky
must be made in a manner specified by law. All Scotch whisky
Scotch whisky
was originally made from malted barley . Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. Scotch whisky
Scotch whisky
is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky
Scotch whisky
(formerly called "vatted malt" or "pure malt"), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky. All Scotch whisky
Scotch whisky
must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product
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