What are Alcoholic Beverages ?
Yeast is added into substance such as Grapes, Grains, Barley, Fruits, Sugarcane and Rice and then distilled. The Alcohol content is measure as 'Alcohol by Volume' which is abbreviated as 'ABV'.
Different Methods by which Alcohol is prepared
Fermented beverages (9%–16% ABV)
Fermented beverages, as its name suggests are those type of alcohol which is prepared with a fermentation process. During this process the sugar is converted to ethanol and carbon dioxide with the help of yeasts. Some examples of fermented beverages are Beer, Champagne, Wine Etc.
Distilled beverages (17%-75% ABV)
Distilled beverages are also called as spirits. These type of alcohol is produced by the distillation process where a juice or other liquids which is already fermented is evaporated by boiling and then collected via process called condensation. There are a large variety of liquor produced with this process like Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum etc.
Fortified drinks (Upto 20% ABV)
Fortified drinks are those who have been fermented, distilled and then finally be "fortified" to increase its alcohol content by adding additional alcohol. This is done to achieve a balance in flavor and liquor content. Some examples of fortified drinks are port wine, madeira, chamomile etc.
Liqueurs or creams (15–30% ABV)
These are alcoholic beverages which is made from distilled spirits, which is then flavored with cream, spices, nuts, herbs, coffee, chocolate etc. Some examples are Sheridan's Coffee Liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur, Amarula Fruit Cream Liqueur etc.
Types of Alcoholic Beverages
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