Thursday, May 9, 2013

What Liquor Should More People Know About?

Ever wonder what your local barkeep or restaurant manager would really like you to drink when you order one? Of course, you’re not in the know or if you don’t have the related certification (i.e. Learn2serve Alcohol License). Read on to learn about some of the underdogs of alcoholic beverages that made it to our list:

1. Pisco

Pisco is a colorless or light yellow or amber type of brandy made from the fermented juice of grape varieties. It originates in Peru and Chile. Most piscos possess a fruity or floral flavor and are great to be taken neat.

2. Mezcal

Mezcal is similar in many ways to tequila. Like tequila, mescal has been derived from the fermented juices of the agave plant, but of a different kind (Agave Americana or maguey). It features the fruity and salty flavor hints of tequila but smokier.

3. Chartreuse

Chartreuse is an esoteric liquor made from over 130 ingredients and is exclusively crafted by Chartreussian monks. It is largely herb-based and is known for its medicinal properties. Known as a digestif, this cocktail is best taken neat and is fast becoming the darling liquor of among cocktail drinkers.

4. Amaris

Also known as Amari, this Italian digestif possess a herbaceous flavor just like Chartreuse. It is also known for its bittersweet flavor and sometimes syrupy consistency. Amaris is a great choice for preventing stomach discomfort after overindulging yourself at dinner.

5. Sherry

Sherry will be making a huge comeback if introduced properly to drinkers. Unbeknownst to most people, sherry possesses very complex and diverse flavors and compliments the flavor of cocktail base spirits well. It’s a real drink for serious drinkers and is usually served dry.

6. Rum

This sugarcane-based drink may be one of the most versatile spirits on the bar list. Stray off the Bacardi variety and explore other brands.

7. White Whiskey

White whiskey is a great alternative to the usual vodka, but with bolder flavor. Whiskeys are colored due to the aging process that has been applied to it. The fad of drinking white whiskey has faded into oblivion in the past few years, but it is seen to have a revival in the next few years.

Do you have other drinks in mind that didn’t make it to the list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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