Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic) – A to Z

Amaretto

Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavoured, Italian liqueur. It is made from a base of apricot pits or almonds, sometimes both.

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Amazake

Amazake can be used as a dessert, snack, natural sweetening agent, baby food, salad dressing or smoothie. The traditional drink was popular with street vendors, and it is still served at inns, tea-houses, and at festivals.

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Ayran

Ayran is a cold yoghurt beverage mixed with salt. In addition to Turkey, where it is considered a national drink, ayran is found in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and across the Caucasus.

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Birch Beer

in its most common form is a carbonated soft drink made from herbal extracts, usually from birch bark, although in the colonial era birch beer was made with herbal extracts of oak bark. It has a taste similar to root beer. There are dozens of brands of birch beer available.

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Cappuccino

A cappuccino is an Italian coffee drink that is traditionally prepared with double espresso, and steamed milk foam.

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Clamato Juice

Clamato is a drink made of reconstituted tomato juice concentrate flavoured with spices and clam broth.

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Green Tea

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.

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Index – Drinks (Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic)

This is the sub-index for the drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) that we have listed in the glossary.

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Kirschwasser

A kirschwasser (German for “cherry water”) or kirsch is a clear, colourless fruit brandy traditionally made from double distillation of morello cherries, a dark-coloured cultivar of the sour cherry. However, it is now also made from other kinds of cherries.

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Matcha

Matcha, also maccha, refers to finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centres on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.

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Ouzo

In modern Greece, ouzeries can be found in nearly all cities, towns, and villages. These cafe-like establishments serve ouzo with mezedes — appetizers such as octopus, salad, sardines, calamari, fried zucchini, and clams, among others.

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Palm Wine

Palm wine, also called palm toddy, kallu, or simply toddy, is an alcoholic beverage created from the sap of various species of palm tree such as the palmyra, and coconut palms. This drink is common in various parts of Asia and Africa, and goes by various names.

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Rice Wine

Rice wine is an alcoholic beverage made from rice. Unlike true wine, which is made by fermentation of naturally sweet grapes and other fruit, rice wine is made from the fermentation of rice starch converted to sugars.

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Sencha

Sencha (煎茶) is a type of Japanese ryokucha (緑茶, green tea) which is prepared by infusing the processed whole tea leaves in hot water.

This is as opposed to matcha (抹茶), powdered Japanese green tea, where the green tea powder is mixed with hot water and therefore the leaf itself is included in the beverage. …

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Sidra Asturiana – Asturian Cider

Sidra or Cider, is the traditional drink of Asturias. It is made from locally-grown apples in Asturias and has been produced there since ancient times.

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